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Wis. AFL-CIO launches campaign against Walker's union plan


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO has launched an advertising campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposed bill that will take away almost all collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, television and radio ads announced Sunday say Walker and other politicians plan to "take away rights of thousands of nurses, teachers and other trusted public employees." The ads say they are trying to pass the bill with almost no public debate.

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO represents over 250,000 members in more than 1,000 unions. Its ads follow one by the Club for Growth, which supports Walker's proposal, and says public workers have not had to make sacrifices while workers in the private sector have faced layoffs and pay cuts.

The changes would apply to all public employees except police, firefighters and state troopers.

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