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Hollywood star stumps for Wisconsin, Indiana workers


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WKOW) -- Actor and San Francisco, Calif. native Danny Glover turned up at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis Monday. He spoke out on behalf of both Hoosier and Wisconsinite union workers.

Glover echoed the rallying point that if any of Indiana, Ohio, or Wisconsin curbs collective bargaining rights, that trend could spread to more states, even his native California.

"So I'm here to support workers, here to support them because this attack on workers is not just in Indiana," Glover told WISH-TV in Indianapolis.  "It's in Wisconsin, it's in Madison, we're going to see the same thing in my own state and other states in the union."

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels told his fellow Indiana Republicans in the Statehouse to drop a bill that would turn the state into a "Right-to-Work" state.

That would bar even private companies from requiring workers to pay union dues.

Despite the compromise, Indiana Assembly Democrats remain absent from the body, some staying at a hotel in Urbana, Ill.

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