Workers' rights -- and with them, the fate of the American middle and working classes -- took over the capitol in Wisconsin yesterday and again today. Governor Scott Walker has been demanding wage concession from the state employees. He also wants to take away their unions' right to collective bargaining. Last week, Mr. Walker said he's ready to bring out the National Guard if need be to carry out his plan.
What he seems to have brought out instead is tens of thousands of peaceful protesters, two days running, and Madison schools closed while their teachers demonstrate.
Former Senator Russ Feingold joins us tonight to talk about the situation in his home state and about the state of progressive America. It's an honor to have him on the show. We'll see you at 9 p.m. Eastern.
(ADDING: After the jump, "We love you and are proud to be your teachers!")
Teacher @Nathan O'Shaughnessy writes:
You should have seen our fabulous students from Memorial HS, West HS, and Middleton HS in Madison, WI. They met, walked to the Capitol together, and spent their day off involved in the political process. Over 40 Memorial HS teachers met them half way down State Street and joined them to walk the rest of the way to the State Capitol. It was one of the most amazing and moving things I have seen in a while. I wish I had video! Thank you students! We love you and are proud to be your teachers!