ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Minnesota union workers are standing in support of their neighbors to the east with a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Political reporter Pat Kessler says thousands of people showed up at the Capitol in one of the biggest and most vocal rallies he’s ever seen in the rotunda.
Union workers jammed the rotunda, the first and second floors — and the marble steps. Some told Kessler they’re frustrated and angry at what they say are union-busting efforts in Wisconsin.
Gov. Mark Dayton spoke to the crowd saying that Wisconsin is forcing “extreme, drastic measures” on working people and it won’t become law in Minnesota “because I’m here.”
The governor said Wisconsin anti-union efforts are a nationwide strategy by Republicans to pit worker against worker.