Sleeping Giant Awakes in WI

See the awakening giant. See the thousands of government workers fighting for their rights with an unbridled passion.

Madison-based photographer Matt Wisniewski nestled himself among the chanting crows inside the Wisconsin statehouse to capture their enthusiasm and spirit. Government employees, particularly teachers, are sounding off against newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker’s plan to cut pensions and hike health insurance rates. Walker insists the concessions are essential to plug a $3.6 billion gap in the budget.

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