This video from the USA is called Wisconsin workers speak on the general strike, social inequality, and democracy.
More than 100,000 workers, young people and other protesters marched in the Wisconsin state capital of Madison Saturday in the largest of the month-long demonstrations against attacks on public employees and cuts in public education, health care and other services: here.
Jeanne Mirer and Marjorie Cohn, Truthout: “The International Commission for Labor Rights (ICLR) sent a notice to the Wisconsin Legislature, explaining that its attempt to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers is illegal. Anyone who has watched the events unfolding in Wisconsin and other states that are trying to remove collective bargaining rights from public workers has heard people protesting the loss of their ‘rights.’ The ICLR explained to the legislature exactly what these rights are and why trying to take them away is illegal”: here.
Nearly Identical Anti-Labor Bills Appear in Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, Other States: here.
Students in 20 states walked out supporting Wisconsin and teachers Friday. Media roundup: here.
Linn Washington Jr., This Can’t Be Happening: “Swinging a sledge hammer, Pennsylvania’s first-term Republican Governor Tom Corbett smashed into educational spending and state worker jobs during his first-ever budget address, following in the footsteps of his conservative cost-cutting confederates across the nation. While Corbett proposes slashing over a billion dollars in funds for pre-K through college, he spares the Keystone State’s burgeoning billion-dollar Marcellus Shale natural gas industry from his call for ‘shared sacrifice’ to close a $4-billion gap in the state’s budget”: here.
A special meeting of the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), the second largest district in California, approved a proposal that represents another round in the attacks against the working class in the state. Every March for the past four years, a new and perverse ritual sees school boards throughout the state issue layoff notices to teachers and workers in anticipation for the latest round of budget cuts to be voted upon at the state level in the summer: here.
USA: Amnesty International warns on states’ plan to severely restrict workers’ rights: here.
USA: Hedge fund manager makes as much in on hour as a middle-class family earns in 47 years: here.
The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand: here.