Person of the Year

TIME astutely recognized that nobody put their mark on 2011 as did the millions of everyday people fighting for justice, wherever they live [Dec. 26]. Missing, though, is detail on the uprising of the American worker--and the hundreds of thousands of working- and middle-class protesters occupying Madison, Wis., where legislation threatened to strip workers of collective-bargaining rights and hard-earned health care and retirement benefits. They lit a spark that will continue in 2012 and beyond.

Gerald W. McEntee, President, AFSCME, WASHINGTON

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