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Steelworkers Support Petition to Recall Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Campaign Begins November 15

For more information contact: Tony Montana (USW) – 412-562-2592

MADISON, Wis. - The United Steelworkers (USW) today endorsed the efforts of the citizens group, United Wisconsin, to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

United Wisconsin said that it will lead efforts to recall Gov. Walker. Petitions for signature collection will begin circulating on Nov. 15. The group will have 60 days to collect at least 540,208 signatures.

“The public has been waiting patiently to have its say about the governor’s policies since he didn’t want to include public input while he used his office weaken public sector bargaining,” said USW District 2 Director Mike Bolton.

“Scott Walker’s time in office cannot end soon enough for the working families here in Wisconsin,” he said.

Bolton said the USW is pleased to join the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO in urging union members to get involved with the effort to restore democracy to Wisconsin and recall Walker.

When the signature collection succeeds, a recall election could be held as soon as April or May of 2012.

“Scott Walker’s extreme, radical anti-union agenda is dangerous enough to the public good that we should act now,” Bolton said.

“The people of Wisconsin are now on the front lines in this battle for our futures and recalling Gov. Scott Walker is exactly the next step toward restoring democracy here.”

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