Making Contact

Making Contact – The Wisconsin Workers Uprising (Part 2)

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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.  This week we hear Part 2 of a retrospective documentary on the 2011 Wisconsin uprising, produced by Workers Independent News.


Mahlon Mitchell, Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin President; David McClurg, Madison, police Sergeant; Peter Barca, Democratic State Representative of 64th Assembly District; Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO President ; Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers President; Mike Goodwin, OPEIU president; Mark Miller, Wisconsin Senate minority leader; Fred Risser, Wisconsin State Senator; Brett Hulsey , Wisconsin State Representative; Erika Wolf, United Council of UW student Advocacy Field Organizer; Wisconsin teachers, students, firefighters, police officers, union members and other citizens.


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Workers Independent News

WORT Community Radio-Madison, WI

United Council of UW students

Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)


Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

Wisconsin AFL-CIO

United Steelworkers


Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin

Michigan UAW Local 6888

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

South Central Federation of Labor

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