Though Scott Walker has claimed that the fight in Madison is mostly outsiders being brought in by the unions, Madison residents know otherwise. Workers' rights are near and dear to the hearts of many people in Wisconsin, and not just those who are under threat of having their collective bargaining rights slashed. The Wisconsin firefighters are exempt from Walker's actions, but have been rallying in support of the workers, and Madison's Union Cab is a worker-owned collective, but they too have joined the protests. Mahlon Mitchell of the firefighters' union and Fred Schepartz of Union Cab joined Laura in Madison to discuss their reasons for joining the protests when their rights aren't being threatened. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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