Members of the IAFF staff are attending this year’s Netroots Nation Convention in Minneapolis this week.

And a popular discussion among those at the conference is the attack on middle class workers in states like Wisconsin.

The political tactics of union busting Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin state legislature has created a furor not only among public employees, but to everyone who believes in democracy.

Michael Sargent of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Comittee said in a Thursday panel that what has happened in Wisconsin has caused public workers in other states like Indiana and Ohio to take notice and push back on legislation that they consider harmful.

“They are saying no this is not the policies that I agree with,” Sargent said. “They are saying we believe in collective bargaining and want an opportunity to make a fair wage.”

Sargent said he believes the recall process in Wisconsin will be very competitive and voters will take a firm stand.