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Wis. governor tells unions it will lay off workers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has formally notified state unions that he intends to lay off workers, but affected employees may not see the notice for at least two weeks.

Walker's spokesman Chris Schrimpf said Friday that the unions have been notified and more details will come soon. The governor had said Thursday that he would send the notices because a bill eliminating collective bargaining rights from workers has yet to pass.

Once the unions are notified, the layoffs could take effect in 30 days.

State departments will have a couple weeks to develop layoff plans. An e-mail obtained by The Associated Press from Walker's Department of Administration says no decisions on who would be laid off have been made.

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