Community Cinema

Warner Grand Theatre
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:00 PM

In 2008, when bankrupt General Motors (GM) shuts down in Janesville, WI, thousands of jobs were lost. While many workers were forced to leave their families in search of decent jobs, business leaders worked to bring new companies to town with the promise of lower wages, reduced regulation, and tax breaks. They formed a powerful alliance with newly elected Republican governor Scott Walker, whose pro-business, anti-union stance ripped apart the state, triggering an historic recall election. The recall thrust Wisconsin's boisterous civil war between workers and the business/political power elite onto front pages nationwide.