Shouts of “Shame” as Wisconsin Republicans Pass Anti-Union Bill Through Assembly

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Democratic Members of the Wisconsin Assembly

Democratic Members of the Wisconsin Assembly

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Protesters seated in the rafters yelled “Shame”, and orange-clad Democrats stood and tried to stop the bill, as Speaker Fitzgerald and the Republicans rammed Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation through the Wisconsin State Assembly this afternoon. Republicans quickly emptied out of the room, but Democrats stood and thanked protesters. Rev. Jesse Jackson, too, sought out Democratic caucus leader Peter Barca with encouraging words.

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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