Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wisconsin Teachers Cram Capitol to Protest Anti-Union Bill
FOX News reports that "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, called on the 14 Senate Democrats who fled the state instead of voting on a controversial anti-union bill, to return and do their jobs. They may be hiding out in Rockford, IL, and have just enough people to deny the state senate of a quorum.
"Wisconsin's measure would end collective bargaining for state, county and local workers, except for police, firefighters and the state patrol. Unions still could represent workers, but could not seek pay increases above those pegged to the Consumer Price Index unless approved by a public referendum. Unions also could not force employees to pay dues and would have to hold annual votes to stay organized."
See more coverage of the demonstrations at Hot Air and Pajamas Media.
UPDATE: The All Politics Blog of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel announced that a counter-demonstration is scheduled for Saturday.