The leader of the nation's largest public sector union said Wednesday that defeating Gov. Scott Walker is its top priority this fall, a pledge that the Wisconsin Republican's campaign dismissed as a sign that unions were bitter over his success.
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights in a decision hailed by Republicans but not undoing a state court ruling keeping much of the law from being in effect.
Blindsided by a new law weakening union rights in Michigan, organized labor is preparing to target Republican governors in politically important states up for re-election in 2014 - part of a renewed offensive against perceived anti-union policies.