For many who feel the country has been hijacked by corporate power the union democratic model is appealing.
Some are calling the firing of the city's 1,296 public school teachers a "back-door" Wisconsin.
Texans rallied in front of their state Capitol, Feb. 21, to show solidarity with Wisconsin workers fighting to maintain their union rights.
President Obama weighed in on the side of the workers who have occupied the Wisconsin state Capitol for four straight days, blasting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's bill to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights as "an assault on unions."
50,000 people packed Capitol Square here on the third day of a virtual occupation of Wisconsin's seat of government.
Thousands of union members and their allies have effectively occupied the state Capitol and the grounds around it for more than 36 hours now.
President Barack Obama's proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 cuts the Department of Labor's budget by $40 billion.
State officials around the country are using state and local budget woes as a smokescreen for campaigns against public unions.
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The Labor Department's Women's Bureau, faced with small size, a budget freeze and potential cuts, will emphasize research on working women's issues, outreach to workers and - despite a potentially hostile GOP House majority - paycheck fairness, the agency's director says.