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“It’s Up to Us to Save Ourselves”: What Wisconsin is Teaching Us


100 years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire, a disaster that claimed the lives of 146 workers and galvanized the labor movement, public workers in Wisconsin and around the country are standing up to the largest-scale attack on American workers in recent history. Using the economic crisis as a pretext, and with financing from billionaire businessmen, Governor Scott Walker and others are trying to strip public unions of their collective bargaining power. This debate is not about trying to balance state budgets. This debate is about the future of American labor.

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