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Union Workers Rally in Pocatello


(POCATELLO) – Unionized workers from across the region gathered in Pocatello yesterday to rally for worker’s rights. With signs in both hands being waved by dozens of workers, they wanted their voices heard loud and clear — they’re not happy with the 2011 legislative session. Two senate bills stripped unions from their ability to compete for wages, a practice Idaho Falls Rep. Erik Simpson said was bleeding the state dry. Organizers say the hope the latest rally will bring more attention to the important role unionized workers play in the local economy. Simpson says the bills were implemented to promote healthy competition between unions and their non-union counterparts.

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