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Unions get a million to demand their state Governor leave office

17 Jan 2012, By

Handing in the million signature petition to recall Gov Walker. Photo: Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Unions in Wisconsin, a year into their titanic battle with Republican Governor Scott Walker over the scrapping of collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, were celebrating today as they handed in over a million signatures on a recall petition demanding a new election for the Governorship. Under Wisconsin law, they only needed 540,000, but the final count showed that over a million Wisconsin voters want Walker out. What’s really incredible about this is that there are only 3.2 million people registered to vote in the state, and at the last gubernatorial election, only just over a million voted for Governor Walker. The summer recall election – in a state that voted Democrat in 2008 but Republican in 2010 – will be a key indicator of how the Presidential election will go. At the same time, recall petitions on three Republican state senators were also handed in.

One Response to Unions get a million to demand their state Governor leave office

  1. TUC stands with US trade unionists reclaiming Wisconsin | STRONGER UNIONS
    Mar 9th 2012, 7:53 am

    […] march in the state capital, Madison, demanding the recall of Governor Walker. Already they have collected twice the half a million signatures required to force a re-election (having removed a number of […]