From the TUC

US unions deal another blow to anti-union Republicans

09 Jan 2012, By

Union recall protest, Nov 2011. Photo Karen Hickey / Wisconsin AFLCIO

Today the Associated Press has reported that Wisconsin trade unionists have secured enough signatures to force a recall election on the Republican State Governor, Scott Walker, who led the fight to strip Wisconsin public sector unions of their collective bargaining rights last year and cost two Republicans their seats in the state legislature in recall elections last year. Unions have already collected over half a million signatures in the state (population: 5.7m, so that’s nearly 10% of the entire population), which is the cut-off point, although, as with last summer’s recall campaigns, they plan to gather more. A recall election would pit Governor Walker against a Democratic opponent committed to restoring union rights.