Wisconsin Assembly Gives Final OK to Anti-Union Bill

Protesters ratchet up demonstrations in Madison
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2011 3:51 PM CST
Wisconsin Protests Heat Up Ahead of Final Vote
Jenny Grether and Robert Hoffman, of Madison, shout "Shame!" toward legislators in the Assembly.   (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

Scott Walker's plan to strip public sector unions of most collective bargaining rights is all but a done deal, as the Wisconsin Assembly approved the measure as expected today. It now goes to Walker's desk for a quick signature into law, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Not that opponents surrendered quietly. Hundreds clogged the Capitol building in Madison, and police had to drag away protesters so lawmakers could enter. The AWOL Democrats, meanwhile, remain in Illinois. Click for previous stories. (More Wisconsin stories.)

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