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“Everyone who is party to this travesty is writing their political obituary”

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“Everyone who is party to this travesty is writing their political obituary,” said Wisconsin State Senator State Sen. Chris Larson after Republicans used a fishy and potentially illegal maneuver to pass a bill ending collective bargaining for public sector unions.

In addition to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article where he made those comments, here are some other updated resources (I’m adding all of these to The Best Resources For Learning About Attacks On Teachers & Other Public Sector Workers In Wisconsin).

What happened in Wisconsin tonight by Ezra Klein at the Washington Post.

Here’s a video report from MSNBC:

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Anti-Public Employee Bill Passes Senate in Wisconsin; Only the Beginning of the Fight is a good description of potential strategies going forward.

At a Wisconsin Town Hall, the Mood Turns Against Compromise is from The Atlantic.

Wis. GOP strips public workers’ bargaining rights is from The Washington Post.

Top Ten Union Movies is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Larry:
    Thank you for your daily web sites and for keeping us all up-to-date on the happenings in Wisconsin. We have an equally frightening situation here in Michigan that is being kept very quiet. Perhaps the legislature in Michigan is using all the noise in Wisconsin to sneak their Bills through. Yesterday our Senate passed http://www.freep.com/article/20110309/NEWS15/110309030/Senate-votes-give-emergency-financial-managers-more-power?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

    Check out Senate Bills 153-158

    We are in serious trouble here.
    Thank you again.

  2. Was the “fishy” maneuver here any fishier than what Democrats in the US House used to get ObamaCare through?

    How long were the Republicans in Wisconsin supposed to wait? They were elected to work for the people. 14 people shirked that duty; 19 finally found a way to do their job.

    As Obama might have said “they won”.

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