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Wisconsin unions rally for rights
Republican governor accused of attacking rights of unions in US state.
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2011 13:02 GMT


Budget problems are forcing state governors across the US to propose drastic measures to balance the books.

In the state of Wisconsin, roughly 100,000 people turned up for a fifth straight day of protests.

Public sector workers accuse the state's Republican governor of using the crisis as a reason to attack their union rights.

Roger Wilkison reports.

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Al Jazeera
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