Thanks to Mark Brooks, researcher and campaigner with the Utility Workers Union of America, and one of the hundreds who occupied the Madison Capitol, for insight and assistance with this posting.
American trade unionists and their student allies are putting up a hell of a fight to stop union busting, and there is a lot we can learn from the experience.
The formula is straightforward. First, stand on principle. Second, mobilize in large numbers and be in the streets. Third, engage in peaceful, but direct actions that focus and dramatize the goals of the movement. Finally, communicate -- and encourage everyone to communicate.