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Workers protest outside Assembly speaker's home

HORICON (AP) -- At least 100 union workers marched in front of the home of Republican Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald to protest the governor's plan to strip most public employees of their right to collective bargaining on many issues.

As the group marched through downtown Horicon on Sunday, organizer Colin Millard said over a bullhorn he had a message for Gov. Scott Walker, who announced the proposal Friday.

According to WTMJ-TV, Millard said, "This is my union card and you can pry it from my cold dead hand."

Fitzgerald was not home. The station reports he declined an interview. But he said in a statement Wisconsin is out of money. He says Walker is just asking state employees to tighten their belts and share some of the burden, as other families are doing.

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