This Day in History

Feb. 14, 2011: Wisconsin Workers Strike

Time Periods: 2001-
Themes: Economics, Labor, Organizing
Wisconsin Workers Unite 2011

Wisconsin Workers Unite 2011.

The 2011 Wisconsin Workers protests were a series of demonstrations that began on Feb. 14, 2011 involving  as many as 100,000 protesters opposing the 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair bill.”

Subsequently, anti-tax activists and other conservatives, including Tea Party advocates, launched small pockets of counter protests.

The protests centered on the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, with satellite protests also occurring at other municipalities throughout the state.

Demonstrations took place at various college campuses, including the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.