A message from UFCW International President and Change to Win Chair Joe Hansen on last night's election results in Wisconsin:
“Scott Walker leaves this recall bruised and weakened. And he will now have a Democratic Senate holding him in check. Walker will try to spin last night’s outcome as an endorsement of his anti-worker policies. Nothing could be further from the truth. In Ohio and now Wisconsin, we’ve seen the great possibilities when ordinary citizens band together to fight for their rights. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right like free speech, not some line item in a budget to be cut. Politicians across the country should take notice that if they attempt to take this right away from workers, they will be in for the fight of their lives. I want to commend the people of Wisconsin for their extraordinary efforts over the last 15 months. I have no doubt that they will finish the job on Scott Walker in 2014.”UFCW has a long history of fighting for policies and elected officials that reflect the values and priorities of the people who make America work - and that fight will continue undeterred. To learn more about our work in the halls of Congress and at the voting booth, visit UFCWAction.org.