In an appearance on The Ed Show last night, The Nation’s John Nichols the web of supporters behind Arizona’s push to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees—and it involves Arizona Governor Jan Brewer teaming up with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Koch brothers.

With the crackdown on unions in Arizona well underway and with Arizona’s current status as a “right to work” state, unions don’t have the strength to fight back, but Nichols also points out at least one option for Arizonans who want to counter the assault on collective bargaining. To learn more about Walker’s role in Arizona’s attack on union rights, read Nichols’s related blog post.

—Elizabeth Whitman