Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio are all states that went for Obama in 2008. These Republicans know that union workers tend to support Democrats because, by and large, Democrats support blue collar workers over corporate bosses. And, Republicans, by and large, back corporations.
So, Republicans are going to try and bust up unions in advance of Obama's re-election campaign next year. That is why Governor Walker isn't budging on the collective bargaining issue despite the unions agreeing to the monetary cuts Walker's plan intends. If you take away collective bargaining then you have essential destroyed the unions power. Imagine if Democrats tried to take away a corporations right to support Republican campaigns. The Republican attack on blue collar union workers is the same thing.
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