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Labor Movements Under Attack in Madison, Wisconsin

posted Feb 21, 2011, 11:18 AM by Unknown user

| Rev. Al SharptonPresident, National Action Network | Huffington Post | February 17, 2011 03:55 PM |

Madison, Wisconsin -- arguably the center of labor movements and unions -- is under attack. In one of the largest and troubling setbacks to workers' rights, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has proposed regressive legislation that not only dismantles the ability of civil employees to oppose unjust practices, but it essentially demonizes each individual's self-worth. …. Last week, I was in New Mexico with Lee Saunders, International Secretary-Treasurer for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), as we addressed a similar attack on workers in that state.