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Hoffa, Packer great Brown to join Wis. rally


MADISON (AP) -- Teamsters President James Hoffa will join former Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown for the ninth straight day of rallies at the Wisconsin Capitol designed to stop a bill taking away public employees' collective bargaining rights.

They are the latest big names to join in the protests that have attracted tens of thousands of people to the Capitol in opposition to the bill. Jesse Jackson, several other past and current Packers, and musician Tom Morello have all spoken out against the bill.

Brown, a member of the 1996 Packers team that won the Super Bowl, was expected to join Hoffa for a noontime rally in the Capitol rotunda Wednesday.

Hundreds of people camped out overnight in the Capitol as the Assembly debate continued after more than 19 hours.

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