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Minnesota Teachers To Join Rally In Madison

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Protestors shout outside the office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as he holds a ceremonial bill signing where he signed a copy of the budget repair bill March 11, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. The bill essentially eliminates collective bargaining rights for public union workers except on wage issues. Thousands of protestors have gathered at the Capitol for the past three weeks hoping to see the bill killed. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Protestors shout outside the office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as he holds a ceremonial bill signing where he signed a copy of the budget repair bill March 11, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. The bill essentially eliminates collective bargaining rights for public union workers except on wage issues. Thousands of protestors have gathered at the Capitol for the past three weeks hoping to see the bill killed. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Dozens of Minnesota teachers are bound for Madison, Wis., for a rally to support unionized workers in Wisconsin.

The state teachers union, Education Minnesota, is sending three buses that hold about 50 people each to the rally.

Union spokesman Lonnie Hartley says the union wants to show support for teachers in Wisconsin and other unionized employees.

Education Minnesota announced the move Thursday, shortly after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promised to sign a bill stripping nearly all collective bargaining rights from public employees. He did so Friday morning.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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