Wisconsin Union Dispute: Protesting Continues

Now in their 13th day of protesting, pro-union argument is growing louder, literally. “I am suffering from audio nausea from all these drums and shouting. I am on overload. I’m exhausted” said Edward Sadlowski, a protester at the Capitol building. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/02/the-view-from-inside-the-wisconsin-state-capitol/71698/.  Starting on the 16th, when Gov. Walker introduced the Bill that would limit the bargaining rights of union workers, protesters began to congregate outside of his office, and around his home. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/us/17wisconsin.html.  Yet despite their cries, Gov. Walker has stood strong, intent to accomplish his task of cutting government spending.  Id.

But as the days pass, the protests have grown stronger and in number. Teachers have called out of work, bringing the school system to a screeching halt. Id.  And now, Dept. of Corrections officers are getting involved too. http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/02/26/protests-begin-in-capitol-rotunda-for-13th-straight-day/.

But the tenacity of the protests shouldn’t be a surprise.  “I think it’s quite possible that if they’re [Walker and the other Republican legislators] successful in doing this, a lot of other Republican governors will emulate this” said Labor Law professor at Stanford and former Chairman of the NLRB William B. Gould IV.  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/us/17wisconsin.htm.

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