Protesters fill the Rotunda at the state capitol building on February 16, 2010, in Madison, Wisconsin.
By Dan La Botz
February 28, 2011 -- Solidarity Webzine -- The new US workers' movement—born in the last few weeks in the
giant protests in Wisconsin and Ohio—faces a fateful confrontation. In Madison and Columbus, Republican legislators are pushing
to abolish public employee labour unions and tens of thousands of
workers are protesting and resisting. We have seen nothing like this
face-off between workers and bosses in the United States since the labour
upheaval of the early 1970s, though the issues in the balance are more
like those of the 1930s. The very existence of the US labour
movement is at stake. The question is: What will it take to win?