Conflict & Tragedy
Wisconsin democrats flee to avoid union busting vote
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was not happy on Thursday when all fourteen democratic State Senators left the state in protest against a bill that would have taken away the collective bargaining rights of union workers, and rolled back benefits and pay.
Walker said, "Their actions by leaving the state and hiding from voting are disrespectful to the hundreds of thousands of public employees who showed up to work today and the millions of taxpayers they represent," according to the Milwaukee News.
This is not about not going to work, according to democrats. It is about Governor Walker trying to strip away the rights of union workers who have had collective bargaining rights for the past 50 years.
More than 25,000 protesters have been picketing the capitol since Walker launched his anti-union legislation last week.