Wisconsin is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to efforts to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights. As a recent article in the Olympian pointed out, while public attention was focused on Scott Walker, 30 states plus Puerto Rico passed 69 bills limiting public sector bargaining rights in 2011.
"Across the country," the article states, "nearly 600 bills have been introduced in state capitals seeking to limit the collective bargaining activity of public-sector workers and their unions, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. States that passed such laws included Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wisconsin."
I'm sure that's just a coincidence.