After weeks of brutal political battling, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker passed his controversial bill ending collective-bargaining rights for public employees.

The state was rocked by student walkouts and increased protests today, including more occupations of the state capitol buildings. Large demonstrations are planned for tomorrow, and many are threatening a general strike. Meanwhile, national labour activism is exploding as other states, such as Indiana, are seeing massive demonstrations of their own.

Is the battle now over? Or is it only beginning? The only thing we can say for sure is that we’re watching American Labour History in the making.

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