Union law on minds of some voters
Voters asked about Act 10 at polls
MADISON, Wis. — Strong feelings about Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s signature legislation eliminating most public workers’ union rights are still influencing Wisconsin voters.
Walker is locked in a tight race for re-election with Democrat Mary Burke.
Software engineer Tim Liebau said he voted for Walker in 2010 and the 2012 recall election but he is voting for Burke this year. The 44-year-old Madison resident said he isn’t excited about Burke but he has relatives who are teachers and doesn’t like how Walker treated them when he took away their collective bargaining powers.
Lutheran pastor Janis Kinens said he also was influenced by the fight over the union law known as Act 10. The 69-year-old Cedarburg resident said that the effect on teachers was “a horrific thing.”