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Jacobin: "It Started in Wisconsin"

The rise and fall of Wisconsin’s remarkable 2011 uprising holds lessons for a post-Janus world.

· Social Movements

"Today there are those who argue that Janus will eventually bring about the conditions for a renovated unionism. Similar things have been said about Wisconsin. And perhaps, in the long run, they may be right. But in the immediate term, if the national experience comes to resemble to what Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and other labor heritage states have been through of late, we can expect major losses for union power and great harm to working and poor people. Replicating the great successes and avoiding the failures of 2011 require attention to the same central lessons . . . "

Read this article, co-authored with Sarah Manski, which appeared in Jacobin magazine in March of 2018: