Workers Of America Unite: Pro-Union Rallies Cropping Up Nationwide

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1||February 23, 2011: As people continue to flood the Wisconsin State Capitol to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) proposal to ban collective bargaining for most of the state’s public employees, rallies in support of Wisconsin unions are now being organized across the country. Pro-union demonstrations have been held over the past few days in Boston, Indianapolis, Denver, Columbus, and Washington D.C.

On Tuesday, people in Ohio protested a similar measure proposed by Gov. John Kasich (R) that would roll back public employee union rights. ||Mike Elicson/via SEIU&&

2||In Denver, a man showed support for the Wisconsin protesters. ||flickr.com/allwhitelegos&&

3||Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) spoke to a rally held in front of the State House on Tuesday. ||flickr.com/MassachusettsTeachersAssociation&&

4||In neighboring Minnesota, people rallied inside the capitol building in St. Paul on Wednesday. ||m42/ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

5||The SEIU staged a large protest in D.C. on Wednesday. ||David Sachs / SEIU&&

6||A firefighter protested against SB5 in Ohio, a bill that would strip some collective bargaining rights from unions in that state.||Mike Elicson/ via SEIU&&

7||Demonstrators gathered outside the Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver on Tuesday.||lickr.com/allwhitelegos&&

8||A pro-union sign displayed in Denver.flickr.com/allwhitelegos&&

9||Thousands of people protested SB5 in Ohio. ||Mike Elicson/ via SEIU&&

10||Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D) spoke to the crowd in Columbus.||Mike Elicson/ via SEIU&&

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12||Dan Rihm, a firefighter from the Springfield, Ohio area rallied demonstrators in Columbus. ||Mike Elicson/ via SEIU&&

13||A man in Denver held a sign linking the union rallies to uprisings in the Middle East. ||flickr.com/allwhitelegos&&

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15||An SEIU member addressed the crowd in Ohio on Tuesday. ||Mike Elicson/ via SEIU&&

16||A woman in Ohio held a sign criticizing Gov. Kasich. ||Mike Elicson/ via SEIU&&

17||SEIU members marched in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. ||David Sachs/ SEIU&&

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19||Demonstrators in D.C. showed support for the Wisconsin unions. ||http://www.flickr.com/photos/seiu/5472116046/in/set-72157626123000130/&&

20||A man addressed the D.C. rally.||David Sachs/ SEIU&&

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25||Protesters gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday. ||KARL KUNTZ/MCT/Newscom&&

26||In Boston, demonstrators gathered at the Massachusetts State House to show solidarity with the Wisconsin workers.||flickr.com/MassachusettsTeachersAssociation&&

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32||Many of those rallying in Boston signed a symbolic statement in support of Wisconsin public employee unions. ||flickr.com/MassachusettsTeachersAssociation&&

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