It’s been more than seven years since Gov. Scott Walker introduced Act 10, which all but eliminated the union rights of most public employees. Protesters flooded the capitol, unions vowed revenge, and more than six years ago, Walker won his recall election. Years later, the event still provokes strong feelings from voters. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Gov. Scott Walker is attacking his Democratic opponent over his support from labor unions, the day after a poll showed Tony Evers is slightly ahead in the race. The Walker tweets against Evers comes as former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was to campaign with Evers in Madison on Wednesday. > AP News
Like many midterm races across the US, Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election bid will take place under the shadow of a president who has polarized the electorate like none before. With Democrats energized, can a governor who took on the unions and survived a ferocious fightback muster enough Republican support to succeed? > The Guardian
The state Republican Party said in a TV ad last week that Democratic governor candidate Mahlon Mitchell “received a massive raise on the backs of hard-working firefighters and turned the union into his own personal political slush fund.” PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the facts.
A Wednesday ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court hammers many public employee unions across the country but has a limited effect in Wisconsin, where Act 10 had already greatly diminished union powers. Only Wisconsin police officers and firefighters will be newly affected by this week’s ruling. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Public Radio continues its series of spotlighting all 10 major Democratic candidates for governor with a profile on Mahlon Mitchell, whose political career began during the 2011 Act 10 protests. Now, the firefighter hopes to use union power to oust Gov. Scott Walker.
Embracing the label of “union boss,” state firefighters president and Democratic candidate for governor Mahlon Mitchell rallied organized labor supporters Monday, urging them to unite to elect him in August and then defeat Gov. Scott Walker. > AP News