GRITtv: Ellen Bravo & Ev Liebman: Protests for Workers Spreading

"There is only one state employee I'd like to see laid off, and that's Scott Walker," says Milwaukee's Ellen Bravo, who helped lead a successful campaign in Wisconsin for family leave that is now being attacked by Governor Walker's administration. As thousands of Wisconsinites gather in the capitol and Democratic state senators flee the state to avoid a vote on Walker's bill to bust the public employees' unions, Ellen points out the ongoing struggles of workers for basic rights.Ellen joins us via Skype along with Ev Liebman, who helped organize a 35,000-person rally in New Jersey against similar attacks by that state's governor, Chris Christie.

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