To avoid a vote on a proposal to limit collective bargaining rights in the state of Wisconsin, 14 legislators have fled the state, to an undisclosed location. I am not sure if there is a precedent for this. The reason they crossed state lines was to dodge the Wisconsin police
This is one potential end result of the logic of public sector unionism – a logic that allows public unions and their employers to sit on the same side of the bargaining table.
How this episode plays out will say much about the future of representative government.