Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recounts the threats to his family’s safety after passage of Act 10, which severely limited the scope of monopoly bargaining for government employee unions, and gave teachers right to work freedom as well. Tal Kopan has the story in Politico.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faced death threats and frightening encounters with protesters during the fight in his state over labor laws, he reportedly reveals in his new book.
Walker received letters targeting his family, including one that talked about following his children to school and another threatening to “gut [his wife] like a deer,” according to excerpts of the book from the publisher posted by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.
The letter about his children was the worst moment of the fight over the anti-collective bargaining laws, he said.
The governor also described incidents with protesters, including one in February 2011 in which protesters blocked his path to exit a manufacturing plant
He said it was a lesson to see people “so blinded by their anger” that they would attack police cars. Amid the mounting protests and threats, Walker said security on him and his family was increased.