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Wisconsin Debates Labor Bill Backed by Walker Amid Protest

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Angry workers returned to Wisconsin’s Capitol to protest a bill that would reduce union revenue and membership, a sequel to the 2014 fight that made Republican Governor Scott Walker a national figure and potential presidential candidate.

About 1,000 protesters rallied in Madison today as a Senate committee took up a so-called right-to-work bill to allow employees in union workplaces to opt out of membership and dues. As many as 100,000 gathered in 2011 to support collective bargaining for public employees in a standoff that lasted weeks before Walker triumphed.