Democracy Now: Wisconsin Assembly OKs Anti-Union Bill

The Wisconsin State Assembly has approved Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to remove the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Lawmakers passed the measure on a 51-to-17 vote following two consecutive overnight sessions. Democrats have stalled the bill in the Wisconsin State Senate by fleeing the state, thereby denying Republicans quorum. On Thursday, Wisconsin police were deployed to retrieve the absent Senate Democrats at their homes without success. Thousands of people remain inside the Capitol Rotunda in protest of the anti-union bill. After the Assembly vote, protesters chanted, “It’s not over yet” and “We are here to stay,” and broke into a version of the song “We Shall Overcome.”

~ by wheresthemic on February 26, 2011.

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