Wisconsin Town Kicks GOP Out of Labor Day Parade

Labor union council sponsors the annual parade
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2011 12:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – The recall elections are over, but the labor union fight continues in Wisconsin: One community has barred Republican lawmakers from its annual Labor Day parade, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "Usually they've been in the parade, but it seems like they only want to stand with us one day a year, and the other 364 days they don't really care," says the president of the Marathon County Central Labor Council, which sponsors the Wausau parade. "It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite elected officials who have openly attacked worker's rights or stood idly by while their political party fought to strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain." Among the dis-invited: US Rep. Sean Duffy, state Sen. Pam Galloway, and state Rep. Jerry Petrowski. (Read more Labor Day stories.)

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