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Wisconsin: Walker's Jobs Record a Disaster, No Matter How He Tries to Spin It

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Great piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today pointing out Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's bogus attempt to whitewash his disatrous jobs record.

Wisconsin has the worst jobs showing in the nation under Walker, writes Marc Levine, founding director of the Center for Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Employment

shrank by 21,400 in Wisconsin between April 2011 and April 2012 - a period that nicely coincides with the first full year after passage of Walker legislation (i.e. the budget-repair bill and June 2011 budget).

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Wisconsin: War Veterans Hope to Recall Walker

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

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Karen Hickey at the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO recently talked with war veterans about why they support Tom Barrett for governor in the state's June 5 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.

Milwaukee County Supervisor and U.S. Marine veteran John Weishan pointed out that Walker’s record does not match his rhetoric, calling Walker’s actions against veterans “atrocious.” As Milwaukee county executive, Scott Walker routinely cut funding for veteran programs, services and for the War Memorial at the Lake Front. 

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Wisconsin: Bill Clinton Knocks It Out of the [Brewers] Park

Amanda Terkerl/Huffington Post

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Bill Clinton did it again. The former president traveled to Milwaukee today, where he joined Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in support of Barrett's bid for Wisconsin governor. By all accounts, Clinton hit another one out of the park as he discussed why voters needed to recall Gov. Scott Walker in the June 5 election.

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Wisconsin: Bill Clinton Joins Working Families in Milwaukee Today

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Bill Clinton will join Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett this morning in support of Barrett's challenge to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

In a statement, former President Clinton said:

Folks in Wisconsin have been on the front lines of fighting for working, middle-class families across America for more than 16 months. I'm coming to Wisconsin to help Tom and the extraordinary grassroots volunteers on the ground.

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Tom Morello, Jackson Browne, Tim McIlrath Rock for Wisconsin Recall

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Hannah MFaull from the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition sends us this. Tom Morello of “Rage Against the Machine,” singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, Tim McIlrath of the punk rock band “Rise Against,” international touring hip-hop artist Brother Ali and Mike McColgan, the original lead singer of “Dropkick Murphys” and the lead singer of the “Street Dogs,” are all hitting the stage in Madison to turn out the vote in a Wisconsin recall election that’s too close to call.

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Wisconsin: Recall Is About Lawmakers Who Game the System

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The recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and other lawmakers slated for June 5 is about many issues, including attacks on workers' basic freedom to bargain collectively for better lives. But fundamentally it's about a new style of politics, which shuns the American tradition of consensus, writes E.J. Dionne in a Washington Post column today.

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Wisconsin: What’s So Important About Collective Bargaining?

Wisconsin: What’s So Important About Collective Bargaining?

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There are many reasons to fire Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) next Tuesday. But some people in Wisconsin and others who are following the recall battle between Walker, who last year eliminated the collective bargaining rights of 380,000 public employees, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D), who supports workers’ rights to bargain, are asking:

What’s so important about collective bargaining in the first place?

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