That is THE BIG CHEESE, Governor Scott Walker.
Much to their credit, the people of Wisconsin decided the tea party Governor Walker should be given his walking papers, after he pulled a Union Busting coup in 2010. I sure do hope the Gov. won the battle & loses the war, as they say.
Wisconsin's controversial Republican Governor Scott Walker will face a recall election on June 5 over a new law he championed that strips public sector unions of most power, becoming the first U.S. governor to face a no-confidence vote in nearly a decade.
The five-member Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, which manages elections, voted unanimously on Friday to formally certify more than 900,000 signatures calling for Walker's ouster, setting the recall election in motion.
Just hours after the recall vote was set, a federal judge in the Wisconsin capital of Madison struck down two key parts of Walker's signature law curbing union power that labor unions had challenged in court.
Walker set off a firestorm shortly after he was elected in 2010, when he pushed a law stripping public sector unions of most of their powers through the Republican-led legislature.
The law forced local and state workers such as teachers to pay part of the cost of health insurance and pensions, and took away union power to negotiate wage increases beyond the level of inflation.
What most infuriated unions were provisions that required a vote of membership every year to keep union representation at a workplace, and which made paying union dues voluntary, not mandatory. Both of those controversial parts of the law were struck down on Friday by Federal Judge William Conley.
Out to prove he really is out of touch:
"Appearing unfazed by the recall announcement, Walker launched into campaign mode on Friday, visiting a non-union metal fabrication company in South Milwaukee, where he chatted with workers and reporters.
"Who the other side puts on the ballot (in the recall election) is really secondary to the tens of millions of dollars we expect out-of-state, big government unions will be putting into this race," Walker said. "So that's really who my opponent is, it's the out-of-state government money that is coming in."
CONGRATULATIONS WISCONSIN! THE OFFICIAL STATE MOTTO IS "FORWARD"
YOU INSPIRE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
WITH YOUR SOLIDARITY, HARD WORK & DETERMINATION TO NOT BE
RAILROADED BY A ROGUE POLITICIAN.
The election board also unanimously approved recall elections for Republican Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators who backed the union curbs.
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WISCONSIN CLEANS HOUSE!