Mon 2.27.12 | Labor and the Wisconsin Upsurge

Michael D. Yates (ed.), Wisconsin Uprising: Labor Fights Back Monthly Review Press, 2012






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Last February, thousands of protestors occupied Wisconsin's state capitol trying to prevent the passage of legislation gutting collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. It was tremendously inspiring, but ultimately unsuccessful. Labor educator Michael Yates looks back at the upsurge in Wisconsin and ruminates on the lessons to be drawn from it, especially for unions. (The first part in a two-part series on unions and the social movements of the last year.)
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