A Word A Week Photo Challenge - Parade

Parades come in many forms.

Sadly, Wisconsin was the first state in the U.S. to test how well a union busting strategy would work when in early 2011 its newly elected Republican Governor and his Republican cronies in the state legislature attempted to force a bill through the legislature that was designed among other things to strip most state workers of meaningful collective bargaining rights. The result was a historic uprising that eventually lead to a recall election against the governor and number of Republican legislators. Regular protests began immediately and the crowds grew rapidly with the parades of protestors around the capital swelling to over 100,000 people. These marchers, eventually coming from all around the country, became a major element that helped to delay implementation of the law as well as generate support for an effort to recall the Governor and several legislators. This panorama of the marchers reflects their grit and determination to protect works rights. For a variety of reasons, the recall campaign did not succeed (although it did result in a change of control of the Wisconsin Senate for 2 years causing Republicans to lose unfettered control of reigns of state government}.

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  1. John says:

    Unions are not a good blogging subject usually. 😉

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  2. kiwiskan says:

    I’ve taken part in a few protests. Unfortunately Governments still go their own sweet way…

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  3. skinnywench says:

    Reblogged this on A Word in Your Ear and commented:
    Thnak you points of view for this informative post in response to the A WORDA WEEK CHALELNGE – PARADE – i’m off to check out what is happening in Cyprus as I;m sure there are a lot of parades going on there at the moment or maybe a better word would be demonstration

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