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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A General Strike – Could It Happen Again?

If Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s bill to limit collective bargaining by public employees is passed, the country may see something that hasn’t happened since the 1930s: a general strike.

The Wisconsin South Central Federation of Labor, a federation of dozens of labor unions, has endorsed the tactic, in which workers, union and non-union alike, stay off their jobs in a show of solidarity.

We talk with Frank Emspak, history professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Extension School for Workers and producer of the radio program W.I.N. “Workers Independent News.”


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