The power struggle deepening in Wisconsin and across the country over how workers, bosses, and budgets face the future.
The drama in Wisconsin over union rights and public spending blew up with a force that jolted the whole country wide awake.
Awake to fiscal crisis not far away but right there, in states, cities and towns. Awake to what could be won and lost in that crisis for workers and all labor rights. Awake to hard resentment that has grown in the private sector over public sector jobs and retirements.
Wisconsin’s battle has been ruggedly clarifying. On power, politics, pay, prospects. And it’s not over. And it has spread.
This hour, On Point: Wisconsin’s battle stretches out, and goes deep.
Jason Stein, Capitol reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John Harwood, Chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and a columnist at the New York Times
Photos from the Protests and Counterprotests – For and Against the labor struggle that began in Wisconsin: