By the way - please correct me if I am wrong - but weren't the biggest actions by Walker in eliminating some collective bargaining rights to raise retirement and health care contributions, and end the union monopoly on health insurance for teachers. Apparently the union plan was way overpriced. Has anyone done a study to show what the net out-of-pocket effect on teachers was - whether the reduction in health insurance price covered most of their increased contribution?
The unions may well be super-motivated, but they have no control over which lever is pulled once behind the curtain. Private union households here in WI are far more supportive of Walker than may be expected and public union employees in WI are already (in one case 50% of its members) declining paycheck deductions for their unions.
It may well end up being one of two big stories when Walker is victorious:
1. The silent majority has been waiting for the vote.
2. Union household will show far more support for Walker in the election than assumed.