Vermont unions rally in support of Wisconsin workers - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Vermont unions rally in support of Wisconsin workers


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont labor unions are rallying in support of Wisconsin workers locked in a battle over collective bargaining rights.

More than 300 people -- including teachers, firefighters, nurses and other union members and supporters -- turned out in bitter cold in Vermont's capital Tuesday for a rally supporting the workers balking at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plan.

Waving signs and chanting, they gathered on the steps of the Statehouse, denouncing it as an attack on unions and the middle class.

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 some collective bargaining rights.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by Frankly