Originally slated as a rally against Mayor Bloomberg's threatened layoffs and cutbacks, the rally became one in a series of actions in solidarity with Wisconsin public workers.
Thousands massed in Madison this morning for the 12th major rally since the protests began, and workers say they'll be "tracking down" the fleeing governor "until he finally talks to us."
There is one thing Wisconsin union families want everyone to know: the protests are about workers' freedom to organize into a union and bargain collectively.
Thousands of union members and their allies have effectively occupied the state Capitol and the grounds around it for more than 36 hours now.
MADISON, Wis. - Even among this year's new wave of Republican governors, Wisconsin's Scott Walker sticks out for his anti-union, anti-state worker legislative package.
Republicans legislators and the Republican governor in Ohio are intensifying their campaign to turn public workers into scapegoats for the economic problems in their state.
An influential right-wing group among the House's new GOP majority, the 170-member Republican Study Committee (RSC), is using "budget cutting" as an excuse to attack federal worker union reps.