NIU History Professor Discusses Wisconsin Labor Battles

Professor Rosemary Feurer contributed to a New York Times article this weekend on “Wisconsin’s Legacy of Labor Battles.” Professor Feurer is a labor historian and a colleague of mine in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University.  Feurer argues that “the play by the governor [Walker] is part of a longer history and a longer struggle over ideas and social policy,” citing patterns of anti-union network activity in the Midwest over the past century.

Congratulations to Rosemary Feurer on her contribution to this significant article, which provides crucial historical context on the current labor crisis in Wisconsin.

See the entire article in the Week in Review section of the New York Times or online at the New York Times.

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