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              FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker arrives to speak in National Harbor, Md. As they gear up for re-election campaigns, many GOP governors, particularl

    FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker arrives to speak in National Harbor, Md. As they gear up for re-election campaigns, many GOP governors, particularl

    Posted: 6/3/2013 3:39:54 AM EST
    FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker arrives to speak in National Harbor, Md. As they gear up for re-election campaigns, many GOP governors, particularly those across the upper Midwest, find themselves in positions of strength, having benefited from improving economies if not changes of heart over their policies. Two years ago Walker faced angry crowds in the tens of thousands, vowing to oust him for signing legislation that stripped public employees of their bargaining power. Yet he attributed lawmakers’ closing a $3.6-billion budget gap to the measure, and won a dramatic recall election last summer by a wider margin than his 2011 victory. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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    Posted: 4/18/2012 3:30:47 AM EST
    Hannah Boyke, 16, of Warren, Mich., shouts out as cars pull into the San Marino Club's parking lot with other protesters outside the San Marino Club where Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to address area Republicans at the annual Reagan Dinner in Troy, Mich., Tuesday April 17, 2012. United Auto Workers union members are among hundreds of people who have picketed outside a Michigan Republican event featuring Scott Walker. Walker is facing a June recall in Wisconsin for stripping his state's public employees of their bargaining rights. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Elizabeth Conley)
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    Posted: 3/31/2012 12:30:45 PM EST
    People demonstrate in Mainz, central Germany, Tuesday March 27, 2012. Public employees staging short-term warning strikes in a pay dispute. The ver.di union wants a 6.5 percent increase this year for 2 million federal and municipal government employees. It has rejected a 3.3 percent increase over two years. (AP Photo/dapd/ Torsten Silz)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 6:25:46 AM EST
    A video screen displays cancelled flights during a warning strike of Globe Ground employees at the Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Hundreds of flights have been canceled as workers at several German airports have joined other public employees staging short-term warning strikes in a pay dispute. The ver.di union wants a 6.5 percent increase this year for 2 million federal and municipal government employees. It has rejected a 3.3 percent increase over two years. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 6:25:46 AM EST
    Travellers queue at a counter of an airline during a warning strike of Globe Ground employees at the Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Hundreds of flights have been canceled as workers at several German airports have joined other public employees staging short-term warning strikes in a pay dispute. The ver.di union wants a 6.5 percent increase this year for 2 million federal and municipal government employees. It has rejected a 3.3 percent increase over two years. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 6:25:46 AM EST
    Globe Ground employees pass by waiting travelers during a warning strike at the Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Hundreds of flights have been canceled as workers at several German airports have joined other public employees staging short-term warning strikes in a pay dispute. The ver.di union wants a 6.5 percent increase this year for 2 million federal and municipal government employees. It has rejected a 3.3 percent increase over two years.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
  •  - Workers and union members hold a banner and flags during a protest against labour reform in Malaga

    Workers and union members hold a banner and flags during a protest against labour reform in Malaga

    Posted: 3/11/2012 6:02:45 AM EST
    Workers and union members hold a banner and flags of the General Workers Union (UGT) during a protest against labour reform imposed by the Spanish government in Malaga, southern Spain March 11, 2012. The banner reads: "The public employees are endangered workers". REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS)
  •  - Julie Wells from United Wisconsin signs the paperwork boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Julie Wells from United Wisconsin signs the paperwork boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:22:23 PM EST
    Julie Wells from United Wisconsin signs the paperwork boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - A member of the State Capitol Police stands next to two woman among the many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    A member of the State Capitol Police stands next to two woman among the many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:21:54 PM EST
    A member of the State Capitol Police stands next to two woman among the many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms sit stacked in the back of a truck at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms sit stacked in the back of a truck at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:20:32 PM EST
    Boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms sit stacked in the back of a truck at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - A truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms arrives at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    A truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms arrives at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:19:49 PM EST
    A truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms arrives at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Supporters show up in support before a truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Supporters show up in support before a truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:18:17 PM EST
    Supporters show up in support before a truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Supporters cheer before a truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Supporters cheer before a truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:17:37 PM EST
    Supporters cheer before a truck with the boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - A receipt from Julie Wells from United Wisconsin is copied after she dropped off the first of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in

    A receipt from Julie Wells from United Wisconsin is copied after she dropped off the first of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:14:54 PM EST
    A receipt from Julie Wells from United Wisconsin is copied after she dropped off the first of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Julie Wells from United Wisconsin drops off the first of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Julie Wells from United Wisconsin drops off the first of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:13:55 PM EST
    Julie Wells from United Wisconsin drops off the first of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Julie Wells from United Wisconsin carries one of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Julie Wells from United Wisconsin carries one of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:13:07 PM EST
    Julie Wells from United Wisconsin carries one of many boxes containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Julie Wells from United Wisconsin cheers from the back of a truck containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Julie Wells from United Wisconsin cheers from the back of a truck containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:12:22 PM EST
    Julie Wells from United Wisconsin cheers from the back of a truck containing about one million signed recall petitions forms at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - A truck containing about one million signed recall petitions forms arrives at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    A truck containing about one million signed recall petitions forms arrives at the General Accounting Board in Madison

    Posted: 1/17/2012 5:10:38 PM EST
    A truck containing about one million signed recall petitions forms arrives at the General Accounting Board in Madison, Wisconsin January, 17, 2012. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has come under scrutiny after setting restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees that has insisted were needed for the state and local governments deal with budget gaps. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Firefighters work at a phone bank in Hamilton, Ohio

    Firefighters work at a phone bank in Hamilton, Ohio

    Posted: 10/29/2011 11:28:19 AM EST
    Firefighters Thomas Eickelberger (L) and Todd Schlenk work at a phone bank urging voters to vote against a bill that limits collective bargaining rights for public safety in Hamilton, Ohio, October 20, 2011. An army of Ohio public employees have vowed to work phone banks and ring doorbells through election day on November 8 to fight a law which bans public worker strikes and so limits union negotiating power that opponents say it reduces "collective bargaining" to "collective begging. Photo taken October 20, 2011. REUTERS/Mary Wisniewski (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Public employees try to approach the Finance Ministry during a protest against the budget cuts on the public sector in Lisbon

    Public employees try to approach the Finance Ministry during a protest against the budget cuts on the public sector in Lisbon

    Posted: 10/21/2011 4:38:41 PM EST
    Public sector employees try to approach the Finance Ministry during a protest against the budget cuts to the public sector in Lisbon October 21, 2011. Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho promised on Friday that budget goals under the country's 78-billion-euro bailout deal will be met and that consolidation of public finances is unavoidable. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)