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Posted at 4:13 PM ET, 02/26/2011

Wisc. workers get support in Va.

By Washington Post staff

More than 300 people rallied on Virginia Capitol Square on Saturday in sympathy with Wisconsin workers protesting their governor's proposal to end their collective-bargaining rights for public employees.

Virginians gathered to voice their support for the union battle against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) a day after Walker threatened thousands of layoffs unless lawmakers carry through on his plan to limit collective-bargaining for public workers.

Read more on the Virginia Politics blog.

By Washington Post staff  | February 26, 2011; 4:13 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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A whole 300? Wow..newsworthy indeed.

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 26, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I don't get why Wisconsin government workers should be pitied when they earn 125 percent of market wages, pay almost nothing for health and pension benefits, and have superb job security.

Why not rally for those who have no benefits and no job security and who still pay to fund the plush benefits of government workers?

Posted by: blasmaic | February 26, 2011 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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