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Bader State Showdown: Walker's warning

“With their Senate colleagues still in hiding, Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly began introducing a barrage of 100 amendments yesterday to try to stymie the Republican governor’s plan to strip unionized public employees of most of their bargaining rights,” the AP writes. “Turning up the pressure on the Democrats, Governor Scott Walker warned that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if the bill isn’t passed soon. The layoffs couldn’t take effect immediately — existing union contracts could forestall them for weeks or months — and Walker wouldn’t say which jobs he would go after first.”

Politifact gives Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a “false” for saying that he “campaigned on” the proposals at the heart of the controversial bill before the state Senate that would eliminate collective-bargaining rights for some public employees. 

Waking the sleeping giant? “The labor movement is marshaling support for what it expects to be a nationwide fight over the collective bargaining rights of public workers,” The Hill writes.