The future of workers’ rights in this country will not be decided in the courts, it will not be decided in Congress, it will not be decided on talk radio, it will not be decided on Fox News. The future of worker’s rights in this country will be decided on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin.
– – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) – February 21, 2011
The city of Madison, Wisconsin is currently experiencing protests against Senate Bill 11 that would take away some collective bargaining requirements in dealing with public worker unions. The bill was introduced February 14, 2011, at the request of Governor Scott Walker. It spent two days under review of the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee. The vote was scheduled for February 17, but was delayed due to a lack of quorum in the Senate. All fourteen of the state’s Democratic senators were reported to have left the state to delay the likely passing of Bill 11. They refuse to return until the bill has been amended.
[singlepic id=284 w=240 h=320 float=right]To show their support people from all over the US, and all over the world have been calling Ian’s Pizza on State and ordering pizzas for the pro-union demonstrators. When I heard about it a couple of days ago I thought it was a wonderful way of expressing solidarity and so I skyped Ian’s Pizza from Israel and ordered a pizza pie to be delivered halfway around the world. And so the chalkboard where the staff have been updating the origin of the donations these last few days, was updated to show my country’s name oh so proudly. But not before someone wrote ‘JURUSALEM‘ [sic] – ‘coz you know…