Anyone following the union fights in Wisconsin?
The rundown of the fight is over a bill introduced by the Republicans that will strip public sector unions of their collective bargaining rights, essentially castrating the unions of any power or decision making. The Republicans are trying to present this as about cutting spending, but the unions agreed to taking the pay cuts all they are fighting is to keep the right to bargain and actually voice an opinion over how much they should be paid.
There was also the conspicuous fact that the only public sector unions that were exempt from the bill were the ones that had supported the Republican governor in the last election... Making the union busting seem particularly partisan oriented.
Anyway mass protest erupted over the bill. And the Democratic senators have fled the senate to avoid voting on the bill, which does seem a bit of an odd delaying tactic.