Posts Tagged ‘AFL-CIO’

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Sep

Labor Day and the Impotence of Radical Nostalgia

by Nicholas Pell in Politics

Braving bitter cold, Wisconsin’s workers stormed the streets by the tens of thousands in February 2011. Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts and anti-collective bargaining laws pushed working-class centers like Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay to the limit. Wisconsin’s workers — not the usual leftist flotsam — increasingly raised a call for a general strike. People had “taken to the streets” in precisely the manner idealists breathlessly lionize and cynics proclaim impossible.

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