Wisconsin workers: protests reach new heights
Over the weekend, over 100,000 workers marched through the capital of Wisconsin, Madison. They were protesting about the Governor’s attempt to take collective bargaining rights away from public sector workers, as part of a nationwide protest movement led by the AFLCIO. Religious groups are now mounting a nightly vigil, and events are being organised across the USA on Monday 4 April in solidarity. The TUC will be arranging an event in Congress House that evening – more details to follow.
It’s worth noting that the state of Wisconsin’s population is just 5.6 million, so an equivalent march in the UK would be over a million strong (but, given Madison’s population of just 235,000 a similar march in London might have around 3 million people on it!)