Sunday Reflection: After the recall, big trouble for Big Labor

The Washington Examiner

When it rains it pours, and right now organized labor is getting drenched.

On June 5, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a union-driven recall election, drubbing his opponent 53 to 46 percent in spite of his organized labor opponents mobilizing millions of dollars and “50,000 volunteers who knocked on 1.4 million doors and placed 1.8 million calls,” according to the Washington Post.

Walker had enraged his state’s public-sector unions when he pushed through a series of collective bargaining reforms in 2011 — reforms that saved the state and its municipalities millions but that effectively castrated the state’s public-worker unions. Having failed to stop Walker’s reforms in both the legislature and the courts, a recall election was the unions’ last chance. They lost.