What Labor’s Loss in Wisconsin Does - and Doesn’t - Mean

David Moberg, Working In These Times, June 7, 2012 There's no point mincing words: By rejecting the recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin voters dealt a nasty blow to organized labor and progressives in the state and beyond. That was especially true since Wisconsin unions and liberals picked this particular fight, even if it was a justifiable but politically risky response to the governor taking away the rights of public workers. Quickly, right-wing leaders and commentators - and even some liberals - declared the vote the death knell of unions, especially in the public sector, and a public legitimation of hard-line anti-union strategies. ... What