Wisconsin Assembly Strips Collective Bargaining Rights and Gov. Scott Walker Promises to Sign Anti-Union Bill; Democrats Vow Legal Fight

A political explosion hit Wisconsin today as the state legislature voted to strip most state workers of their right to bargain collectively. The vote, which was delayed for much of the afternoon by protesters clogging the state capitol building, caps a weeks-long standoff between the state's minority Democrats and newly empowered Republican Gov. Scott Walker, working with majorities in the state legislature to use a budget bill to weaken state employee unions. Democrats today asked a state...Full Story
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