Making Contact

Making Contact – The Wisconsin Workers Uprising (Part 1)

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It began as a protest by a few students and teaching assistants over deep budget cuts, but quickly turned into a history making movement of working people in Wisconsin. Was the occupation of the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin a resurgence of organized labor in the United States?  Or the last gasp for unionized workers, as they face continual erosion of their rights. Over the next two weeks, we’ll hear a retrospective documentary on the 2011 Wisconsin uprising, produced by Workers Independent News.

Featuring: Gerald  McEntee, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President; Jordan, University of Wisconsin Student; working people; David Olsen, James Madison High School Social Studies Teacher; Joe Conway, Madison firefighters union local 311 president; Mary Newton, Janesville teacher; Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin; Mary Bell, Wisconsin Education Association president; Stacey Benson-Taylor, AFSCME Ohio Council 8, Local 101 staff representative; Ed Hill, IBEW President; Dave Harswick, Wisconsin education Association Secretary-Treasurer; Ian Murphy, Buffalo Beast Editor; Phil Neuenfeldt, Wisconsin AFL-CIO President; Mahlon Mitchell, Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin President; Caral Turner, Michigan UAW Local 6888 unity committee chair; Dan Query, Waunakee High School Junior; Alan Chancellor, Lafollette High School senior; Alejandra Prado, East High School student; Angelica Alvarez, West High School senior, Jessica Ruiz, West High School senior; Wisconsin teachers, students, firefighters, police officers, union members and other citizens


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Workers Independent News

WORT Community Radio-Madison, WI

Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)


Wisconsin AFL-CIO


Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin

Buffalo Beast

Michigan UAW Local 6888

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

South Central Federation of Labor

Drop Kick Murphys

Tom Morello