MSNBC host Ed Schultz urged unions in Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon to do better job educating their members, following more than a third of union workers voted for Gov. Scott Walker (R) in his recall election victory over Tom Barrett.
Appearing on Now with Alex Wagner, Schultz felt the state’s union leaders shouldn’t think the results went against them only because of the large money disparity between the two campaigns, telling them that they need to look in their mirror as well to find a reason why Barrett was defeated.
“They’ve got homework to do on their own camp though,” Schultz said. “You got 37 percent of union households in Wisconsin voting for Scott Walker. The unions needs to go back to the classroom and explain to their people that it’s important to vote for folks who got your best interest at heart.”
“They’re voting for a guy whose gone after collective bargaining, whose gone after pensions, whose tried to destroy public education. The list goes on and on. Went after Badgercare. And now he’s on TV the next morning saying, ‘Oh Paul Ryan is really the guy Mitt Romney ought to be following.’ The unions have got to wake up!”
It wasn’t all bad news Tuesday evening for union supported Democratic candidates, as former state Sen. John Lehman declaring victory over state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R) to likely give control of the state’s Senate to the Democrats, although Wanggaard has yet to concede.
WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which was broadcast on June 6, 2012.