In the spring of 2011, Wisconsin became ground zero in the nationwide struggle to defend the future of working people.
This book tells that story.
On Feb. 11, 2011, newly elected Gov. Scott Walker announced legislation to prohibit collective bargaining by most public sector unions.
Shock soon turned to outrage, and protesters descended on the State Capitol in Madison. Protests continued round-the-clock for more than three weeks, growing at times to an estimated 150,000 people.
The governor's union-busting unleashed a sleeping giant of populist outrage. The protests in February and March were unlike anything Wisconsin had ever experienced.
The daily protests have ended, but organizing continues. The future has yet to be written.
The book includes 40 pages of photos and text by award-winning journalist Barbara J. Miner. The four-color book is 11x13 inches (coffee-table size).
Barbara J. Miner has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is recognized for both her writing and photography. Miner's most recent award was the prestigious Mary K. Nohl art fellowship, for her photographic series on North Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.