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Big Lesson for Labor in Wisconsin Election

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jun 08, 2012 9:18 AM
Now that they have a choice ~ 55% of teacher choose NOT to pay union dues. That's about the same percentage as Walker's win. (To be fair, the union has less power than before, so teachers get less bang for the buck. That would make demand slack off some.)

Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election this week was no surprise to anyone but Big Labor. Unions were furious when Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature cut back their right to bargain on anything beyond wages. Democratic legislators fled the state for several weeks in 2011 in order to try to prevent a final vote from taking place. Demonstrators took over the state capitol, and when that didn't work, unions and left-leaning groups gathered signatures to force a recall vote.

The national Democratic Party initially saw what was happening in Wisconsin as a popular revolt against Republican...