A paragraph caught my eye in this article-
Noonan: What's Changed After Wisconsin====================================================================
The Obama administration suddenly looks like a house of cards.
By PEGGY NOONAN
Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2012, 5:50 p.m. ET
....By the way, the single most interesting number in the whole race was 28,785. That is how many dues-paying members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees were left in Wisconsin after Mr. Walker allowed them to choose whether union dues would be taken from their paychecks each week. Before that, AFSCME had 62,218 dues-paying members in Wisconsin. There is a degree to which public union involvement is, simply, coerced. See the rest of the story HERE if you are interested.
Here's the Wisconsin AFSCME Human Services page.
I also see from nosing around that unions are apparently entrenched in healthcare too
Here's The Story Behind the Blue Fist
And HERE is the story about the symbolism of FISTS.