Video: Wisconsin workers speak on the general strike and social inequality

14 March 2011

At least 100,000 people converged on the capitol square in Madison, Wisconsin on March 12, in the largest protest yet against Governor Scott Walker’s attack on workers’ democratic rights and benefits.

Walker signed the “budget repair” bill into law Friday, after a surprise vote by the state Senate, which many Wisconsin residents called illegal. The bill rolls back collective bargaining rights, outlaws strikes, and cuts workers’ pay by ten to twelve percent.

In this video, Wisconsin workers speak on the general strike as a response to Governor Scott Walker’s attacks on workers’ rights, and the implications of social inequality for democracy.