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Wisconsin likely to recall Walker

Governor to answer for his attacks on workers.

Walker came under fire for a bill to limit severely collective bargaining rights early last year.January 18, 2012: Public sector workers have faced tough challenges recently, but a story of inspiration is emerging out of Wisconsin as grassroots coalition United Wisconsin and state Democrats have collected over a million signatures to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker. Experts say an election later this year looks inevitable.

Walker came under fire after introducing a bill to limit severely collective bargaining rights for state workers early in 2011. Wisconsinites responded with mass protests and occupied the capitol building for 17 days. The bill eventually passed, but not before state workers and supporters drew global attention to the issue and began a grassroots campaign to initiate the recall process. After many months of collecting signatures, their efforts have been successful, having accumulated more than double the amount required.

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Posted: February 01, 2012

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