Koch Industries and the Wisconsin bill that would restrict collective bargaining rights
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From Columbus, Ohio to Madison, Wisconsin, where tens of thousands have been demonstrating against a bill to strip workers of their collective bargaining rights. Democrats in the State Assembly are in the process of introducing dozens of amendments in an attempt to slow the passage of Governor Scott Walker’s controversial bill. Earlier this week, Democratic lawmakers fled the State to avoid voting on the bill. But during a debate that lasted into the early hours of this morning, Republicans voted to defeat one Democrat proposal that would have sent the Governor’s bill back to committee. Among the Governor’s supporters, IS the powerful business duo, the Koch brothers. For more on their role in this unfolding struggle over workers’ rights, we go to AlterNet's Washington bureau chief, Adele Stan. She’s written about the connections between Governor Walker and the Koch Brothers.