6ABC, "Pa. unions rally in support of Wisconsin workers"

February 24, 2011 //

Feb. 24, 2011

About 1,000 members and supporters of Pennsylvania labor unions rallied in Center City on Thursday to support Wisconsin’s embattled public workers. Their message: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly all public employees is a deliberate attempt to destroy the middle class. John McClendon, an associate professor at the Fox School of Business who studies labor relations, says Walker’s proposal is unprecedented. “We’ve never seen anything quite like this in terms of an effort to roll back those collective-bargaining rights,” he said. “The implications for this could be very meaningful for other states, Indiana, Ohio and who knows where else.”

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