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Jews joining union showdown in Wisconsin over gov’s proposal


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/jews_joining_union_showdown_in_wisconsin_over_govs_proposal_20110223

A growing number of Jews in Wisconsin are joining the protests in Madison against a budget-cutting proposal by the governor to eliminate most collective-bargaining rights for public-sector employees. “Judaism has long stood for the rights of the worker, beginning with the biblical injunction of Deuteronomy: ‘Do not take advantage of the hired worker who is poor and needy,’ ” said Rabbi Bonnie Margulis.

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