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Milwaukee students stand against ‘Right to Work’

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Wisconsin students protest "Right to Work' legislation.

Milwaukee, WI – Dozens of students, faculty and union members gathered at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, March 4, to speak out against the Republican-sponsored 'Right to Work' bill. With the legislation set to be signed by Gov. Walker on March 9, members of Progressive Students of Milwaukee, many who had participated in the protests in Madison, gave another show of solidarity to Wisconsin's private-sector unions.

“Walker wants to bankrupt our unions, just like how he wants to bankrupt our universities. This is an attack on both workers and students!” said Daniel Williams of Progressive Students of Milwaukee.

“If they want to attack unions, they're going to have to come through me first,” said Tanya Schilling, an undergraduate at UWM and Progressive Students of Milwaukee member.

Holding a banner reading, “Defeat Right to Work,” students marched through campus chanting, “Hey hey, ho ho, right to work has got to go!” and “What's disgusting? Union-busting!”

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