Hilda Solis the Secretary of Labor said on Saturday that “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is trying to force workers in his state to give up their rights.”
Solis, speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Winter Meeting, accosted Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) for their efforts to reform collective bargaining rights for public workers in their states.
“We know that many states are facing tough budget decisions. We know there’s room for shared sacrifice,” Solis said. “But the governors in Wisconsin and Ohio aren’t just asking workers to tighten their belts, they’re asking them to give up their uniquely American rights as workers.”
Reuters is reporting that today’s union solidarity protest in Madison, Wisconsin drew the largest crowd since the Vietnam War:
A crowd estimated at more than 70,000 people on Saturday waved American flags, sang the national anthem and called for the defeat of a Wisconsin plan to curb public sector unions that has galvanized opposition from the American labor movement.
This is more like it… via YouTube and OneWisconsinNow.org… 100,000 Strong:
And then there’s this from The Understory on Friday…
In The Blogosphere tonight:
- Pigs & Hippies Together
- The View From Inside the Wisconsin State Capitol
- The Real Political Math In Wisconsin