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Walker sends notice to unions canceling contracts


MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's administration has sent a letter to the largest state employee union canceling five contract extensions effective March 13.

State employees have been working under an extension of their contract that ended in mid-2009 while negotiators worked on a new deal. The Legislature in December rejected a deal that would have run only through the end of June.

The letter sent Friday from the Office of State Employment Relations to Wisconsin State Employees Union director Marty Beil says the extension for five bargaining units will be canceled on March 13.

Beil did not immediately return a call.

Walker is proposing doing away with collective bargaining rights, except over wages, for most state and local workers.

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