Wis. Passes Limits On Public Unions

Law360, New York (March 10, 2011, 8:00 PM EST) -- The Wisconsin State Assembly voted Thursday to pass a bill that would significantly cut public union bargaining rights, a day after the state Senate used a controversial legislative maneuver to work around 14 Democrats' absence.

The votes sparked sharp criticism from Democrats, union leaders and protestors, many of whom surged into the Capitol building again and camped out overnight following the Wednesday vote.

On Wednesday, the Senate separated the union provisions, which include limits on collective bargaining rights and increased contributions to worker pensions and health...
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