Years later, Wisconsin voters remember Act 10

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

Walker attacks Evers over union ties as McAuliffe joins fray


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

The Guardian: Can Walker survive in the age of Trump?


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

Fact check on GOP’s jabs over governor candidate Mitchell’s salary

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.

Supreme Court ruling affects cops and firefighters, but not other Wisconsin public workers


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

Democrat Mahlon Mitchell’s political career forged in fire of Act 10

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.

Union leaders rallying for Mitchell say this time is different

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