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Photos from Tuesday's union rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol

Tuesday's demonstrations at the Capitol made Monday's student version look very much like the junior varsity. Thousands gathered inside and outside the building chanting, singing and showing their general dislike of Gov. Scott Walker's "budget fix" bill, which was receiving a public hearing just upstairs. >More
 Packed throng at Wisconsin Capitol answers Walker's declaration of war

What if the governor declared war on working people and everybody came? That's how it felt today at the state Capitol rally against Gov. Scott Walker's jihad on public employee unions. There were thousands upon thousands of people -- pressed onto the steps on the Capitol's State Street entrance, spilling off to the sides in three-foot-deep snow drifts, extending all the way to the 100 block of State Street and onto the sidewalks on either side. >More
 Passionate protesters fill Wisconsin Capitol for hearing on Walker's budget bill

On Tuesday morning, over a thousand passionate Wisconsinites signed up to speak at a legislative hearing on Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill. In the Capitol Rotunda, the huge crowd waved placards to protest Walker's plan for gutting public employees' collective bargaining rights and making them pay more for their benefits. >More
 Live-blogging Tuesday's Capitol Square demonstrations and Joint Finance committee hearing

Tuesday brings more visitors to the state Capitol, with the legislative Joint Finance committee holding a public hearing on Gov. Scott Walker's "budget fix" bill. Several labor groups have rallies planned and will be met by Tea Party activists bused in by Americans for Prosperity and the Club for Growth. >More
 'This isn't a protest': UW students bring Valentines to Gov. Scott Walker (video)

Video captured at Monday's demonstration at the Wisconsin State Capitol by UW students, teaching assistants and faculty. Estimates pegged the crowd between 700 and 1,000. >More
 Photos from Monday's 'I [heart] UW. Gov. Walker, don't break my heart' rally

Hundreds of UW-Madison students marched up State Street Monday bearing Valentines for Gov. Scott Walker and a message of love for staff and faculty members who would be affected by his proposed dismantling of collective bargaining rights. >More
 Wisconsin agencies instructed to take attendance of state workers

This week, as thousands of state and local public employees converge on the Capitol to protest Gov. Scott Walker's proposed gutting of union rights, state agencies will be making special efforts to keep track of which workers are on and off the job. >More
 Wisconsin labor leaders declare solidarity against Walker's budget bill

"Solidarity" was the watchword as Wisconsin labor leaders gathered at the Concourse Hotel on Monday, registering opposition to the budget repair bill announced by Gov. Scott Walker on Feb. 11. Arranged by the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, the press conference included representatives of both public and private unions, who used strong words such us "assault on the middle class" and "punishing workers" in describing Walker's proposal. >More
 Live-blogging the Valentine's Day rally at the Wisconsin Capitol in support of students and public employees

Join and follow a live-blog of the student-organized rallies at the Wisconsin Capitol on Monday, February 14. >More
 A guide to social media campaigns against Scott Walker's agenda for Wisconsin public unions

Social media is emerging as a primary organizing tool for both groups and individuals opposing Scott Walker's push to eliminate negotiating rights of Wisconsin public employee unions. After the governor unveiled his agenda on Friday, labor groups around the state planned a series of demonstrations at the state Capitol this week; at the same time, spontaneous discussions erupted on Facebook and Twitter, coalescing into a variety of campaigns seeking to take on Walker. >More
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