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Wis. lawmakers pass bill to curb union rights

MSNBC - Wisconsin's union-busting governor and fellow Republicans in the state legislature successfully pushed through a law Thursday that strips public workers of most collective bargaining rights.

That ends — for now — a three-week battle that saw all Democratic state senators flee to a neighboring state and as many as 80,000 protest at the Capitol building.

Union leaders say they plan to use the setback to galvanize members nationwide and mount a major counterattack against Republicans at the ballot box in 2012. Read more.


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