Wis. Unions to Mark Collective Bargaining Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wisconsin unions are gathering for a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the state Legislature passing a bill to end collective bargaining rights for most public workers in the state.

Thousands are expected to converge outside the Capitol Saturday for a rally hosted by Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. Protesters will march before hearing from several community speakers. Organizers say they'll emphasize efforts to recall Walker from office.

Walker's collective bargaining law stripped most public workers of their union rights. Unions and other activists criticized the legislation and protested at the Capitol in the weeks before and after it passed in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Democrats want to force Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four GOP senators into recall elections. More than a million petition signatures were submitted in January.


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