Wis. Senator Harsdorf Confronted Over Workers’ Rights

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Wisconsin State Senator Sheila Harsdorf is one of the Republican Senators backing Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to take away collective bargaining rights from public employees. At a Tea Party rally to support Walker in Hudson, Wis., on Saturday — her district — Hardorf was asked about the speed of the “budget repair bill” and why she hasn’t consulted more teachers about its effects.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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