Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On the defeat of labor in Wisconsin

[I'm cross-posting this in many places]

With the resounding defeat of labor in Wisconsin, we are probably going to see a return to 1880s levels of anti-labor violence. So one of the questions becomes: will a President call out the National Guard, or use the standing military, to put down strikes?

It’s hard for me to imagine that Romney would not. Obama?

Turning to the narrower effort, just what is Wisconsin going to become? Is the University going to survive? What happens when we see people fired in job lots at a whim? It is hard for me to see how violence can be avoided.


BTW, please stop calling it "right-to-work."  Call it "scab."

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