Budget Woes, Class Wars
Against The Current vol. 152

The Editors
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/3260

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13764

The full frontal assault on public workers and their unions in one state after another — stripping collective bargaining rights and dues checkoff, slashing wages and pensions and health benefits, abolishing seniority and tenure for teachers, mandating yearly decertification votes, threatening jail terms for strikers — is as massive and instantaneous as it was unexpected by the labor bureaucracy and many union members. To say “the class war is back” is an understatement. It’s an authentic firestorm sucking the oxygen from labor rights, from Wisconsin to Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and other states.