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More than 12,000 descend on the Wisconsin Capitol to protest Gov. Walker’s plan to weaken organized labor | Wisconsin State Journal

In one of the largest displays of protest in recent memory, thousands of angry union supporters gathered at the state Capitol Tuesday to oppose a bill by Gov. Scott Walker that would greatly weaken organized labor in Wisconsin.
More than 12,000 protesters gathered in two separate rallies outside the Capitol, many of them carrying signs and chanting “Recall Walker” or “Kill this bill.” Thousands more crowded inside the rotunda and watched TV monitors broadcasting a public hearing on the governor’s proposal. […]
Unveiled Friday, Walker’s plan would remove collective bargaining rights for most of the 175,000 state and local employees, allowing most workers to negotiate only over salary. 
Walker, however, exempted most law enforcement, firefighters and Wisconsin State Patrol troopers from the change. On Tuesday, members of the fire fighters union received a loud ovation from the crowd outside the Capitol as they marched through the rally, holding signs displaying solidarity with their fellow state and local employees.
"What’s good for one of us is good for all of us," said Russell Griswold, a retired electrician from West Allis. [read more, photo: Mary Spicuzza/ State Journal]

More than 12,000 descend on the Wisconsin Capitol to protest Gov. Walker’s plan to weaken organized labor | Wisconsin State Journal

In one of the largest displays of protest in recent memory, thousands of angry union supporters gathered at the state Capitol Tuesday to oppose a bill by Gov. Scott Walker that would greatly weaken organized labor in Wisconsin.

More than 12,000 protesters gathered in two separate rallies outside the Capitol, many of them carrying signs and chanting “Recall Walker” or “Kill this bill.” Thousands more crowded inside the rotunda and watched TV monitors broadcasting a public hearing on the governor’s proposal. […]

Unveiled Friday, Walker’s plan would remove collective bargaining rights for most of the 175,000 state and local employees, allowing most workers to negotiate only over salary. 

Walker, however, exempted most law enforcement, firefighters and Wisconsin State Patrol troopers from the change. On Tuesday, members of the fire fighters union received a loud ovation from the crowd outside the Capitol as they marched through the rally, holding signs displaying solidarity with their fellow state and local employees.

"What’s good for one of us is good for all of us," said Russell Griswold, a retired electrician from West Allis. [read more, photo: Mary Spicuzza/ State Journal]

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    Nevermind…12 hours and counting.
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    Wish I could have been there! This is wonderful to hear :)
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    Is this progressive populism finally rearing its head??
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    Wisconsin is already sorry for November’s election. One only needed to look at how Walker destroyed Milwaukee to see how...
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