Try as the austerity-mongers did to take it away, you'll still get your mail on Saturdays. What does this victory mean for the future of public services in America? "Union members and people in the community—community activists—organized and rallied over the last two months across this country," Nation writer John Nichols says. "The lesson here when we talk about chained-CPI, when we talk about any of these other fights, is, we can beat them." Nichols joins Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann (15 minutes into the above clip) to round up the winners, losers and lessons from the fight.

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