Democrats in Wisconsin are feeling encouraged by the results from yesterday's Ohio election, in which voters repealed Gov. John Kasich's anti-union law. The Ohio law limited unions collective bargaining rights, set health care benefit and pension minimums, and banned strikes by public employees. Wisconsin Democrats are seeing the Ohio vote as proof that they can successfully recall Gov. Scott Walker, who pushed his own controversial anti-collective bargaining bill into law in the Badger State.
“It shows that if people come together and work in solidarity and work in unity, they can overcome big money spent against them,” Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt. “I think we started to show that this summer in the Senate recalls and this is further proof this is the model to be used.”