Hundreds of workers’ rights supporters gathered in front of the offices of the BGR Group lobbying firm to welcome Wisconsin’s Republican legislators to Washington in response to the lawmakers pushing through a union-busting bill last week despite widespread protests against the legislation.
On Wednesday night, Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate rammed a union-busting bill through the Senate. The bill is opposed by 74 percent of Wisconsin citizens and has inspired protests throughout the nation.
Thousands of public employees in Wisconsin are protesting this week in response to Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to strip public employee unions in the state of their collective bargaining rights and to reduce benefits to public workers.
People For the American Way today released “The Rogues’ Gallery,” profiling 15 far-right Republican nominees for Congress. The report makes clear that the Republican slate of nominees is everything the Tea Party or the Religious Right could want.