Womens eNews journalist Susan Feiner noted this morning that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s slash-and-burn approach to public sector unions–imitated by over a dozen Republican governors across the nation–is the political equivalent of slamming women’s labor history into reverse. Right in the middle of Women’s History Month. While women represented 57 percent of the public-sector work force at the end of the recession, women lost the vast majority–79 percent–of the 327,000 jobs cut in this sector between July 2009 and February 2011, according to a January report by the Washington, D.C.-based National Women’s Law Center.
Below is a wonderful talk given by Kavita Ramdas on Democracy Now to celebrate International Women’s Day. Do you have any news to share to close out Women’s History Month? Feel free to note it as a comment below or share it on our facebook page.