South Carolinians chose the side of Wisconsin public employees today, wearing red to a State House rally to support attempts to preserve collective bargaining rights for state workers, teachers and others.
About 125 people attended the rally, which was organized by national liberal group MoveOn.org and held at capitols nationwide.
About two dozen Tea Party members also showed up to voice support for Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Walker is supporting legislation that would strip collective bargaining rights from public employee unions in an effort to close a state budget deficit. Union employees have filled the capitol in Madison for roughly two weeks, while Senate Democrats have fled the state to prevent a vote on the bill.
Those at the S.C. rally argued the debate in Wisconsin is an assault on the middle class.