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March 21, 2005

GOP States Attack Workers Rights

While federal policy makes the headlines, the real action is in the states. While some progressive states have increased the minimum wage and strengthened workers rights, a number of GOP-dominated ones have begun an assault on workers rights. In three states-- Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky -- recently elected Republican governors have eliminated collective bargaining for state workers. In Mississippi, which has no collective bargaining, GOP Gov. Haley Barbour is supporting a legislative effort to eliminate all existing civil-service protections for state workers.

Posted by Nathan at March 21, 2005 08:06 AM