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February 18th, 2011
07:25 AM ET

Teachers’ leader lauds Democrats who hid

Thousands gathered in Madison, Wisconsin Thursday to protest a bill being pushed forward by Governor Scott Walker. If passed, the bill would strip teachers' unions of their collective bargaining rights and would require that they contribute more to their benefits. In response, Democratic state senators skipped town Thursday, stalling a vote on the divisive bill.

Bryan Kennedy, the President of the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin represents about 17,000 workers who would be affected by the bill Governor Walker is proposing. Kennedy speaks to American Morning's T.J. Holmes about the Wisconsin protests.

Filed under: Education • Politics
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