Holdout

Wisconsin Governor Not Backing Down

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Sunday that he won’t back down—not even in the face of nationwide protests by unionized public workers and runaway senate Democrats holding up an anti-union bill in his state. “If we do not get these changes and the Senate Democrats do not come back, we're going to be forced to make up the savings in layoffs and that to me is unacceptable,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. After over 70,000 workers and union supporters came out in Madison on Saturday, tens of thousands continued to march Sunday against Walker’s efforts to strip public employees of their collective-bargaining rights. Democratic legislators in Indiana have also fled their state to stop a similar anti-union bill.