Huge Crowds Expected at Wisconsin Pro-union Rally

Saturday, 12 Mar 2011 06:27 AM

 

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic and union leaders are expecting a huge crowd at a rally in the capital against a new Republican-sponsored law that drastically weakens the state's public employee unions.

Opponents of the law that would strip most public employees of nearly all their collective bargaining rights say the fight is not over even though Gov. Scott Walker signed it into law on Friday.

Union supporters have staged several large protests in Madison over the past month. They have vowed to step up efforts to recall Republican senators who backed the bill.

The 14 Democratic senators who fled the state to slow action on the bill are expected to attend Saturday's rally.

Gov. Scott Walker says the bill is necessary to help balance the state budget.

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