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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/26/2011

Rally for collective bargaining supporters

By The Associated Press

Maryland supporters of collective bargaining rights are holding a rally to show support for state employees in Wisconsin.

The rally is scheduled for noon in Annapolis on Lawyers Mall on Saturday next to the Maryland State House and the governor's residence. The event is being described as a national day of action held in tandem with other events in all 50 state capitals.

Cindy Barracca, a regional coordinator for MoveOn.org, says the rally is being held to show solidarity with Wisconsin state workers.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is pushing for legislation that would strip state workers of their right to collectively bargain benefits and work conditions.

By The Associated Press  | February 26, 2011; 10:13 AM ET
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The Unions have over the years amassed with hefty political contributions obscene benefits that have driven state finances into the ground. This battle, therefore, is not between governor Walker and the Unions, but between the Taxpayers and the Unions. And since those benefits have been obtained as "kickbacks" to the Unions by democratic lawmakers in returns for big Union money deposited into their coffers, most taxpayers see them as illegal. That is why the Taxpayers in Wisconsin - that has been traditionally a democratic state- have kicked out the democrats, and voted republicans into the office to cut the state money pipeline into the Unions coffers.

Governor Walker, therefore, has a mandate from the people of Wisconsin to cut the fat from the Unions, and give the Wisconsin taxpayers the break they expect from him. Walker should stick to his guts and strip the Unions from their ill-obtained benefits that have brought Wisconsin near bankruptcy! No more parasites. The people of Wisconsin have spoken! And they don't want the Unions to continue to pilfer their pockets and share the proceeds with democratic legislators for out of control state benefits schemes! Stick to your guns, Governor! Nikos Retsos, retired professor

Posted by: Nikos_Retsos | February 27, 2011 11:34 AM | Report abuse

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