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Protester reaction to Governor Walker's 'fireside chat'


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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Walker has yet to compromise on his budget repair bill that will eliminate collective bargaining rights for most state workers.

But with the governor showing no sign of compromise after his fireside chat what will unions do next?

"We would like to sit down and bargain and come to the table and come to an agreement so we can end this. If he doesn't we'll continue to be at an impasse I guess. We'll continue to rally and stay strong we'll continue to help rebuild collective bargaining if it fails," said Mahlon Mitchell, State President for Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, Inc.

Mitchell says they've called the governor with requests of negotiations to no avail.

Protesters at the capital were booing as soon as Walker's image came onto the three TV's in the rotunda.

"I think it's probability a bogus play to do something that Franklin D. Roosevelt used to do. I was young enough to hear them, I was two when he gave his last one," said Tom Schirz from Monona.

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