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Vermont unions rally in support of Wisconsin workers


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont labor unions are coming to the side of Wisconsin workers locked in a battle with their governor.

Representatives of the Vermont Education Association and of nurses at Fletcher Allen Health Care will stage a noontime rally at the Statehouse in Montpelier. In addition, state Democratic Rep. Susan Hatch Davis plans to introduce a resolution condemning Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for his push to take away most of labor unions' collective bargaining rights.

Last week, Democrats in Wisconsin's state Senate walked out rather than vote on a bill that would force public workers to pay more for their benefits and take away collective bargaining for nearly all workers, except those dealing with salary increases not greater than the Consumer Price Index.

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