This is a video about workers’ demonstrations in Wisconsin, USA.
A Wisconsin judge ordered state politicians on Tuesday to bin a law that would strip public-sector staff of most of their collective-bargaining rights: here.
Trade unionists rallied in London on Monday night in support of embattled workers in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana fighting a bitter battle to keep their collective bargaining rights: here.
USA: In Costa Mesa, California, city maintenance worker Huy Pham jumped to his death shortly after officials announced that they were going ahead with the sacking of nearly half the city workforce: here.
South Carolina legislature plans more cuts to health care and education: here.
Sam Dillon, The New York Times News Service: “School authorities across the nation are warning thousands of teachers that they could lose their jobs in June, raising the possibility that America’s public schools may see the most extensive layoffs of their teaching staffs in decades. Though many of the warnings may not be acted upon – school systems, their budget outlook unclear, routinely overstate their likely layoffs at this time of year – when layoffs do occur, they cause a chaotic annual reshuffling of staff members”: here.
The government estimates that 25 percent of American children will soon be in poverty and 1.5 million children are homeless: here.
Shamus Cooke, Truthout: “Obvious political truths are sometimes smothered by special interests. The cover-up of the Democrats’ national anti-union agenda is possible because to reveal it for the ruse it is would cause enormous disturbances for the Democratic Party, some labor leaders, liberal organizations and, consequently, the larger political system. Here is the short list of states with Democratic governors where labor unions are undergoing severe attacks: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, California, New York, Illinois, Washington, Hawaii, Minnesota, Maryland and New Hampshire. Other states with Democratic governors are attacking unions to a lesser degree”: here.