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The Wisconsin Workers Uprising (Part 1)

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Protestors gather in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda. Photo courtesy of Protocol Photography.

It began as a protest by a few students and teaching assistants over deep budget cuts, but quickly turned into a history making movement of working people in Wisconsin. Was the occupation of the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin a resurgence of organized labor in the United States? Or the last gasp for unionized workers, as they face continual erosion of their rights. Over the next two weeks, we’ll hear a retrospective documentary on the 2011 Wisconsin uprising, produced by Workers Independent News.

Click here to hear part 2 of this documentary.

Featuring:

Gerald McEntee, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) president; Jordan, University of Wisconsin student; David Olsen, James Madison High School social studies teacher; Joe Conway, Madison firefighters union local 311 president; Mary Newton, Janesville teacher; Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin; Mary Bell, Wisconsin Education Association president; Stacey Benson-Taylor, AFSCME Ohio Council 8, Local 101 staff representative; Ed Hill, IBEW president; Dave Harswick, Wisconsin Education Association secretary-treasurer; Ian Murphy, Buffalo Beast editor; Phil Neuenfeldt, Wisconsin AFL-CIO president; Mahlon Mitchell, Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin president; Caral Turner, Michigan UAW Local 6888 unity committee chair; Dan Query, Waunakee High School junior; Alan Chancellor, Lafollette High School senior; Alejandra Prado, East High School student; Angelica Alvarez, West High School senior, Jessica Ruiz, West High School senior; Wisconsin teachers, students, firefighters, police officers, union members; working people, and other citizens.

For More Information:

Workers Independent News
WORT Community Radio-Madison, WI
Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)
AFSCME
Wisconsin AFL-CIO
IBEW-International
Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin
Buffalo Beast
Michigan UAW Local 6888
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
South Central Federation of Labor
Drop Kick Murphys
Tom Morello

MUSIC:
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister

 

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