Union Group Launches Ad Against Walker

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO has launched an advertising campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to take away almost all collective bargaining rights for most public workers.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the television and radio ads announced Sunday say Walker and other politicians plan to "take away rights of thousands of nurses, teachers and other trusted public employees." And it says they're doing so with almost no public debate.

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO represents more than 250,000 members in more than 1,000 unions. Its ads follow one by the Club for Growth, which supports Walker's proposal, and says public workers haven't had to make sacrifices while private sector workers have faced layoffs and pay cuts.

The changes would apply to all public employees except police, firefighters and state troopers.

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