The right-wing push to destroy unions in Wisconsin ran into a wall this morning.
"Working families, the unemployed and the impoverished faced numerous assaults in the continuing drive to make the rich richer," said the state AFL-CIO.
"If we had a boycott, trust me, we would be shouting it from the rooftops," noted Sheila Cochran, chief operating officer of the Milwaukee Labor Council.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he supports unions taking an independent political approach in their fight to build the power of workers.
Tens of thousands of workers and their supporters have hit the streets circulating petitions to put the measure to repeal Senate Bill 5 as a referendum on the November ballot.
Thousands of volunteers are fanning out across Ohio circulating petitions to repeal Senate Bill 5, a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from over 350,000 public employees.