Writechic is a frequent commenter on this site. Her website is worth checking out! Writechic has some great news and I wanted to share it with you:
#1 by on February 27, 2011 – 7:27 PM
I’ve been reading a live stream and tweets from Wisconsin. A police spokeswoman says there won’t be arrests.
#2 by on February 27, 2011 – 7:29 PM
#4 by on February 27, 2011 – 7:40 PM
#5 by on February 27, 2011 – 7:47 PM
Mother Jones just confirmed: Higher-up with AFL-CIO in Wisconsin confirms to me that Wisc GOP senator Dale schultz not voting for walker bill #wiunion
Hee, hee, hee.
Also read a blurb from a police officer: I won’t be arresting people. I’ll be sleeping there.
#7 by on February 27, 2011 – 8:19 PM
Here’s Mother Jones. Schulz is probably in hiding. I’m sure he has a number in the Madson captial building. I’d check, but I have to work now.
It appears that Gov. Scott Walker’s orders from his bosses, the Koch Brothers, is to stand firm and stonewall the tens of thousands of workers protesting Walker’s attempt to dismantle most public service unions’ collective bargaining rights…
As union supporters moved inside for a sixth straight day of protests at the Wisconsin Capitol, Gov. Scott Walker reiterated Sunday that he wouldn’t compromise on the issue that had mobilized them, a bill that would eliminate most of public employees’ collective bargaining rights.
Democratic lawmakers have said they and union members would agree to financial concessions that the Republican governor wants in exchange for workers keeping their collective bargaining rights. But Walker said he wasn’t willing to budge, and he expected the bill to pass as is.
“We’re willing to take this as long as it takes because in the end we’re doing the right thing,” he told Fox News from Madison.
The controversial measure led to massive protests that started Tuesday and have gained steam each day. An estimated 68,000 people turned out Saturday. Most opposed the bill, but the day marked the first time that a significant contingent of Walker supporters showed up to counter-protest.
Hundreds of protesters gathered inside the Capitol on Sunday, as snow turned into freezing rain that made walking outside the building a challenge. The demonstrators banged on drums and danced in the Capitol Rotunda while they chanted, “This is what Democracy looks like” and “union busting!”
Jacob Cedillotootalian, a 27-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student and teaching assistant, said Sunday was the third night that he slept in the Capitol as part of a union representing teaching assistants and he didn’t see an end coming anytime soon. He said he was worried about paying more for his health insurance and tuition, but what kept him protesting was the possibility of losing the union. More…