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From Madison to Your City

by The Staff on March 3, 2011

Photo credit: B.A. Nillson

A crowd of more than 500 gathered Saturday at the Capitol in one of more than 50 rallies held across the country in support of Wisconsin’s state-worker unions, whose collective-bargaining rights are under threat. “Let’s reframe the national conversation and get our message across!” said MoveOn.org’s Joe Seeman, one of the event organizers, speaking at the rally. “In a democracy . . . all comes down the ordinary citizens, claiming political power, winning elections.” Signs and costumes, songs and  speeches characterized the midday event, with representatives of the Capital District Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Public Employees Federation, AFSCME, CSEA, NYSUT, United University Professions, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Workers United 471, Capital District Building Trades and the Communications Workers of America represented among many other unions and political organizations.