Unions have a history of over-blowing their cases, using hyperbole and hysteria to gin up public support for their strikes.
Remember the PATCO Air Traffic Controller’s strike of 1981?
According to this flyer, Reagan was going to bust up all unions. Didn’t happen.
But all PATCO workers were fired within 48 hours and banned from their jobs permanently.
The public turned on the air traffic controllers because they disrupted their air travel during summer vacation.
The Wisconsin teachers run the risk of alienating their neighbors and the parents of their students, who probably have to take time off from work or pay for childcare.