Madison is witnessing a level of protests that it has not seen since the 1960s as the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has put forward a plan to remove the right to form a public union in Wisconsin. This despite the fact that the unions have already agreed to do their fair share to help the state’s budget situation and despite the fact that public union members are paid much less the public believes. This piece from WBEZ sheds some light on public unions: Q&A on Public vs Private Sector Unions. Here is a video from the PBS News Hour that is interesting:
Wisconsin Public Workers Union Rights Go Head-to-Head with State Budget Woes
A push to reduce state workers’ benefits and eliminate collective bargaining caused a furor this week as protesters descended on Wisconsin’s Capitol. Judy Woodruff examines the predicament with Jonathan Williams of the American Legislative Exchange Council and Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers.