Making Contact, for July 29, 2011 - 1:30pm
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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)
Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin
Michigan UAW Local 6888
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
South Central Federation of Labor