A Wisconsin union council has banned state Republicans from taking part in this year's Wausau Labor Day parade and festivities.
"Usually they've been in the parade, but it seems like they only want to stand with us one day a year, and the other 364 days they don't really care," Randy Radtke, president of the Marathon County Central Labor Council, told The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite elected officials who have openly attacked worker's rights or stood idly by while their political party fought to strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain."
Thirty labor unions make up the Marathon County Labor Council. Unions have been engaged in a battle with Gov. Scott Walker, who successfully pushed to strip workers of their collective bargaining rights and several recall elections.