The Wisconsin Assembly voted 53-42, with only four Republicans voting against the bill, in favor of Republican Governor Walker's extreme anti-union bill that proposes take away the right of unions to collectively bargain for benefits, hours, and working conditions. Governor Walker told the Associated Press that he would sign the anti-union bill, "as quickly as I legally can."
Yesterday Wisconsin Republican senators broke Senate rules and Wisconsin law and voted in conference committee yesterday to take away collective bargaining rights of public workers. In the absence of the 14 Democratic senators who fled the state in a strategy the make Governor Scott Walker (R) negotiate with them, the Republican senators voted in conference to strip the House bill of its spending measures to bypass the Senate 60 percent quorum. Then the Republican Senators voted 18-1, with only Republicans voting.
Over the past three weeks, tens of thousands of protestors have been gathering daily in Madison, WI to protest the anti-union bill. A significant number of protestors have also been sleeping in the Capitol Rotunda.
Media Resources: Washington Post 3/11/11; Associated Press 3/10/11; Feminist Daily Newswire 3/10/11
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .