Wisconsin is poised to pass legislation that will strip the collective bargaining rights of public employees unions and require public employees to pay a greater share of their pension and health care costs (which will still be half of what workers in the private sector pay). As a delay tactic, WI State Senators fled the capital. I’m guessing that’s to allow more time for Organizing For America and other union supporters to bus protesters in to the capital. Under Wisconsin’s state constitution, legislators can be compelled to come to work so… these guys fled to Illinois.
h/t Big Government for the video.