- Monday, March 09, 2015
- Yvonne Geerts
Governor Scott Walker has begun the second round of aggressive attacks on Wisconsin’s workers. The proposed budget cuts affect public education, the University system, workers’ compensation, elder care, and the environment, to name a few. It is no coincidence that while they work to pass one of the largest budgets cuts in history, they also introduced legislation to undermine the power of organized labor. Despite the efforts of the capitalist media to portray unions as obsolete, the ruling class knows that unions signify one of the last lines of defense for working class families. Only in this context is it possible to understand why Scott Walker and his cronies chose to introduce this legislation, when only a few months ago he described it as a “distraction” and not part of his agenda.