Exclusive: Readers share photos from Saturday’s labor protests
Millions of Americans were out in the streets this past Saturday, participating in the largest flare-up of labor protests the nation has seen in decades — yet images like these were conspicuously missing from the major television news networks.
At the rallies’ epicenter was Madison, Wisconsin, where over 100,000 gathered in below-freezing temperatures to show solidarity with American workers’ right to organize.
The state’s newly elected Republican governor, Scott Walker, has proposed legislation that would effectively destroy the public sector unions.
The photos below come from places like Green Bay, Wisconsin; New York, New York; Washington, DC; Springfield, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Tallahassee, Florida; Sacramento, California; Salt Lake City, Utah and many more.
For details such as photographer credits and locations, click here to view our photo stream image-by-image.
Raw Story also published a series of videos showing a town mayor rallying workers in Lansing, Michigan; cops joining protesters in Madison, Wisconsin; workers coming together in Los Angeles, California; teachers rallying for unions in Johnson City, Tennessee; and the “save the American dream” rally in Chicago, Illinois.
This photo slideshow, showing labor rallies on Saturday, Feb. 26, was arranged by Stephen C. Webster and created by the readers of Raw Story.