Democrats in Indiana’s House flee to block anti-union legislation, and protesters rally in Ohio against a bill that would curb public employees’ collective bargaining rights. In Wisconsin, Gov. Walker threatens to lay off workers if his proposal doesn’t pass.
By Dan Hinkel and Richard Simon, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2011, 9:28 p.m.
Reporting from Madison, Wis., and Columbus, Ohio —
Facing widening Republican attacks on organized labor, Democrats struck back Tuesday with legislative walkouts and boisterous rallies across the Midwest to defend one of their core constituencies.
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