I’ve been in a union training all day at the Labor Education Center at Rutgers, teaching blogging to dozens of CWA shop stewards. Each of them has committed 2 hours/week to telling the story of their work, their union & their organizing, a workers’ antidote to a caustic Christie narrative.
The Labor Ed Center was buzzing with news from Wisconsin and frustrations with Trenton (see Recent Diaries, The Blue Jersey community is swelling with new folks from labor. Pictures and a little video, tomorrow.
Meanwhile, our sister blog in Minnesota – The Uptake – is on the ground one state over at the Wisconsin capitol. Their first two videos – shot just a couple hours ago – follow the vid (from RTAmerica) I’ve been playing all day, Wisconsin’s capitol, yesterday:
From The Uptake, Wisconsin Democratic Party Communications Director Graham Zelinski, explaining why Democratic senators left the state in an effort to block passage of the anti-union law:
A student explains why and where she slept at the Capitol last night: