The Nation‘s John Nichols joined MSNBC’s The Ed Show live from Madison, Wisconsin last night to report on the growing outcry against Governor Scott Walker’s anti-labor policy proposals. Nichols says that Walker is attacking unions because in a state like Wisconsin, “public sector unions are the most likely to stand up and object to service cuts, to battering of education.”

In protests on February 15, “about 15,000 people” were out “at a noon rally outside the capitol,” Nichols says, and eight to ten thousand more, mostly teachers who are “having to give up their careers because of the pay cuts and benefit cuts,” came out to demonstrate as well.

For more on the fallout from Wisconsin’s attack on labor, read Nichols’s latest post on the unprecedented protests.

Kevin Gosztola