Immigrants Join Wisconsin Protests

7 Mar


The fight to save collective bargaining and union benefits in Wisconsin has attracted a wide coalition of supporters—immigrant groups among them.

Union supporters protest at the state capitol in Madison, WI. (Photo: Mark Danielson/flickr)

Together with a crowd of thousands, migrant workers, immigrants, Hmong refugees and their children have been involved in an organized, coordinated response to Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip public unions of collective bargaining rights.

Watch Laura Flander’s of GRITtv interview with Kabzuag Vaj, Executive director of of Freedom, Inc., an immigrant rights organization:

It’s the same fight. First you go after immigrants, and now it’s just workers,” Vaj says.



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