US States Budget Crisis
By Tom Eley, 17 February 2011
On Wednesday a crowd estimated at about 30,000 demonstrated in Madison, Wisconsin against attacks on the wages and conditions of public sector workers launched by Governor Scott Walker.
By Andrea Peters, 17 February 2011
Over 1,000 people packed the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Tuesday to protest against a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for state workers and reduce the bargaining power of other public employees.
By Philip Guelpa, 17 February 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, including devastating cuts in health care and education spending, as well as state worker pensions.
By Andre Damon, 17 February 2011
Tens of thousands of workers and students protested on February 17 in Madison, Wisconsin against Governor Scott Walker's plan to end collective bargaining for state employees.
By Tom Eley and Andre Damon, 16 February 2011
Over the past two days, thousands of workers in Wisconsin have demonstrated against a bill backed by Governor Scott Walker that would force drastic pay cuts on nearly 175,000 state, local and university employees, and outlaw their right to strike.
the Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality, 16 February 2011
Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Socialist Equality are distributing this statement to oppose Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s social cuts and attacks on workers’ right to strike.
By Ed Hightower, 15 February 2011
Florida’s governor unveiled plans for a state budget last week that would cut as much as $5 billion dollars from education, pensions, and other programs that benefit the working class.
By Andre Damon, 14 February 2011
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has announced an onslaught against state workers, eliminating collective bargaining rights and threatening to fire workers who go on strike.
By Sandy English, 11 February 2011
New York Mayor Bloomberg’s appointees rubber-stamped the planned closing of 22 public schools, despite a storm of protest.
By a WSWS reporting team, 11 February 2011
The WSWS spoke to teachers and students who came to protest the closing of 22 New York City schools.
By Kristina Betinis and Alexander Fangmann, 10 February 2011
All the major candidates in Chicago’s February 22 mayoral election agree that the working class must foot the bill for the city’s estimated $1 billion deficit.
By James Nykvist, 9 February 2011
The state of Iowa is preparing deep cuts to social spending and to the jobs and pay of state workers.
By Shane Feratu, 7 February 2011
Chicago and much of the Midwestern US was crippled by a severe snow storm last week.
By Ryan Rahilly, 4 February 2011
The re-emergence of diseases like pertussis, tuberculosis, measles and mumps in the US is an expression of the dangers posed by failing infrastructure and declining living standards for the working class.
By Peter Daniels, 3 February 2011
A state government oversight board has seized control of the finances of one of New York’s largest counties.