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Unions fail again in Wisconsin

Unions Lose Again in Wisconsin: It looks as if the organized labor movement has failed to recall enough Wisconsin Republicans to regain control of the state senate. That’s a) in an off-year election where union turnout usually makes the difference b) in famously progressive Wisconsin c) after spending many millions d) with a nationwide media and organizing push e) when labor had a galvanizing issue in Gov. Scott Walker’s direct assault on the institutional collective bargaining power of public employees, which led to a dramatic walkout by Democrats.

I can hear the Democratic bloggers now: ”Maybe it’s time to rethink our blind committment to a 75-year-old law that was always an unsatisfying tire patch on capitalism’s excesses–but that now looks like an archaic, morally arbitrary institution that only empowers entrenched interests, prevents accountability, discredits liberal government and mires America’s private productive institutions in productivity-sapping legalism–and start thinking about replacing it with something better the way New Left radicals did in the 60s and neoliberals like Robert Reich did in the ’80s and ’90s before they gave up and made their peace with Big Labor because Democrats needed the money …

Nah.”

Update: “Nah”

  • Anonymous

    Is U Crazy  Naggs!

  • Richard Jackson

    There in no spin, looks like good analytical reporting to me. Thanks Mickey.

  • Richard Jackson

    There in no spin, looks like good analytical reporting to me. Thanks Mickey.

  • Richard Jackson

    There in no spin, looks like good analytical reporting to me. Thanks Mickey.

  • Richard Jackson

    This is not a spin it is good analytical reporting. Thank you Mickey.

  • tom

    I have learn teachers in the United States is really a thug,  mob organization deserve somewhere else not in school, the least best place is boost camp. or some kind hard labor, or reeducation camp in China or Vietname.  Just after one course, they are going to behave better.  I don’t see the difference riots between Britain -real thugs with  Wisconsin -another thugs. The  great state and great people of Wisconsin- decent, hard working, loving people, know wrong versus right clearly-have rejected with this wild, cruel, cold animal thugs not even use the words of “teachers’ or “workers”, they really are thugs, thieves, mobs, robberies, worst of the worst human being I have seen and heard of.

  • Dredmalice

    Ummm..did they not defeat 2 out of 6 republicans? And were these not republicans last elected during the 2008 Obama wave, indicating that they were in pretty heavy teabag districts. And is WI famously republican, having 4 of their last 6 governors been Republican? And don’t off-year elections actually favor older (republican) voters? And didn’t you write this post a week ago, and whatever the result you would have said it should have been better for the same reasons?