And do not wish for that by which Allah has made some of you exceed others. For men is a share of what they have earned, and for women is a share of what they have earned. And ask Allah of his bounty. Indeed Allah is ever, of all things, Knowing - Holy Qur'an 4:32
On Tuesday, the liberal world was shocked to its foundations, as Wisconsin governor Scott Walker overcame an intense effort to remove him from office, via the recall process. He became the first one to do so, after 2 others had not survived previous attempts.
Center to this recall effort was what was perceived by unions, as Governor Walker's assault on union rights, particularly the collective bargaining process, which is considered to be the critical element in labor rights.
Though the White House has reportedly downplayed these results, the reactions on either side were expectedly partisan. Those who hoped for the recall, decried the "loss for the union / labor movement", while the other side assailed the "victory over big unions".
On Critical Discourse, we want to examine not only the Walker victory, but the whole issue of unions and labor, and what this vote means for all workers. We will also examine the possible impact this decision may have on the upcoming 2012 Election.
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