Public employees protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to weaken collective bargaining in Wisconsin have been joined by steelworkers, teamsters, nurses, airline pilots, and other private sector workers. In state capitals around the country, supporters rallied as well.
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Demonstrators in Madison have been at it for two weeks now, camped out in the capitol building and filling the chilly streets in protest of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to gut most collective bargaining rights for teachers, social workers, snow plow drivers, and other public employees across the state.
As they chanted "This is what democracy looks like," demonstrators in Madison Saturday hoped to top the 70,000 that had gathered last weekend. They’ve been joined by steelworkers, teamsters, nurses, airline pilots, and other private sector union workers. Around the country, in state capitals and other towns and cities, supporters rallied as well.
So far, everything in Madison has remained peaceful with law enforcement officers acting more like chaperones at a mass sleepover.
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