Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be in Connecticut Monday to headline the state Republican party’s annual Prescott Bush awards dinner and union activists will be on hand to greet him.
“With considerable help from super-wealthy right-wingers like the Koch Brothers, Walker in 2011 rammed through legislation the stripped Wisconsin public service workers of their collective bargaining rights, sending his state on a downward spiral,” states a press release announcing the protest issued by longtime union activist Larry Dorman.
The protesters plan to meet at the Stamford train station at 5:15, then march over to the Stamford Hilton Hotel, where Walker will speak.
The state GOP was anticipating the protests. “It’s not surprising that the public unions and special interests are up in arms — anytime someone attempts to reign in out-of-control government spending, they’re quick to paint them as the enemy of education and the working class in hopes of concealing their agenda of demanding lavish benefits and automatic 6 percent pay raises every year,” the Connecticut Republican Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. wrote on the party’s website.