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  •  General Strike (2+ / 0-)
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    and Boycott of Wisconsin products for the rest of us.

    •  The working people (5+ / 0-)

      of Wisconsin have fought this. They don't like it. And there are plenty of people in Wisconsin making union products -- for instance, the last few years at Netroots Nation when we've done a beer tasting booth featuring union-made beers, we've offered Leinenkugel's, which is a Wisconsin beer.

      •  Leinenkugel's: one of my favorites. We can get (2+ / 0-)
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        it here in MA.  But more importantly, we need to bring back a labor movement that is bigger than just the existing unions.  Something where people can meet in their local communities and discuss improving the lot of all working people.  Also to educate workers who are not in union workplaces about safety, Workers Comp., fighting bad treatment, etc.  Many workers are in the dark about these things, and have little conciousness as to how to go about fixing them.

        "I never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

        by brae70 on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 05:20:50 PM PST

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