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Obama takes Wisconsin governor to task for ‘assault on unions’

President challenges attack on collective bargaining rights

IN AN INTERVIEW with station WTMJ in Milwaukee Feb. 16, President Obama came to the defense of government union workers over a state budget proposed by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would strip away their collective bargaining rights. Walker’s “budget repair bill” has sparked major protests at the state capitol.

Key statements from the president’s interview are included below.


Find out which companies in your area are making life worse for workers

If you've ever wanted to be able to find out just what corporations in your region have exported jobs, which ones have safety violations, or which ones have fired workers for organizing activities, your wishes have come true.

The AFL-CIO and Working America have unveiled a new search tool that lets users plug in a location and comes back with a map marking which companies have made things worse for American workers. Take a look, and spread the word about these bad corporate citizens.


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