Wisconsin seems like a world away to many in Washington, and not just in terms of mileage. But the ties between union members in the states are strong as they seek to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
MILWAUKEE — Washington and Wisconsin have a few things clearly in common. Washington has the UW, and Wisconsin has the other UW. They also share an affinity for a good local microbrew. And when I was cutting it close to making it for an interview, I was delayed by a lifting drawbridge — it almost felt like home.
And that’s the way union leaders in the two states want it: tight and connected. Especially now.
On June 5 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) faces Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett (D) in a rare recall election sparked by Walker’s move to cut collective bargaining for public union employees.
Washington unions have joined the battle.More