Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Streetby John Nichols
Pub. Date: 02/14/2012
Publisher: Nation Books
On February 11, 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced he would strip collective bargaining rights from public employees and teachers. In response, people rose up in mass protest, and Wisconsin became a reference point for a renewal of labor militancy and radical politics. These protests elicited extensive national media coverage, and drew more attention
On February 11, 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced he would strip collective bargaining rights from public employees and teachers. In response, people rose up in mass protest, and Wisconsin became a reference point for a renewal of labor militancy and radical politics. These protests elicited extensive national media coverage, and drew more attention from the general public than any American labor struggle in decades.
John Nichols’s Uprising traces the roots of this strugglewhich has faced legislative disappointments, legal challenges, and dramatic electoral twists and turnsand in the process reveals how Scott Walker rose to national prominence and went on to become a frontrunner in the Republican race for the nomination in 2016. At a time when public services are under assault from corporate privatizers and billionaire political donors, the public repudiation of Walker’s efforts (and the shadowy interests like the Koch Brothers behind them) has translated into a broader challenge to corporate America, Wall Street, the far Right, and its media echo chamber.
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In this short, concise book, Nichols has provided a solid primer of the history of the labor movement, especially in Wisconsin, my home state. It is a scholarly work written in plain language and Nichols weaves the amazing history of labor here with the story of the current fight to regain the right to organize. Nichols eminently accomplishes his goal of explaining "What's going on in Wisconsin?"
John Nichols is the voice of the progressive movement in this country.
Mr. Nichols was there when events were unfolding in Wisconsin. The fight began in Wisconsin and spread across the country and world. Mr. Nichols ties it all together in an understandable manner. I highly recommend this book.
This is one of the most poorly written books i've ever had the misfortune to read It is filled with spelling and grammatical errors..it is disjointed going from topic to topic Much of it appears to be fantasy and conjecture, the other parts lies and distortions Really poorly written A waste of time, energy and trees
So how did that Walker recall work out anyway? Boring biased and dated.