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Workers Reject Walker's Ways
Susan Shatney of Local 2663 and her daughter march in Stamford.
Walker is the poster boy for the political attacks on union members across the country.
Kim Rice of AFSCME Local 714 was among the many Council 4 members who took part in the protest.
"It's a shame we have to come and defend the rights that people died for," said Rice, who works for the State Department of Social Services in Bridgeport. "But it's also important for us to be here and to take a stand."
Local 714 member LaTara Toliver, who also works at the DSS Bridgeport office, was glad she participated.
"I'm a new steward and I wanted to be here to support our union. I saw what happened in Wisconsin. We won't let that happen in Connecticut."
L-R: Local 3144 members Pat Solomon, Harold Brooks and his son William talk to WSHU reporter Craig LeMoult.
The hundreds who marched clearly rejected the Walker model, echoing the resolve of AFSCME members around the country who are standing up against corporate-backed politicians looking to destroy workers' rights.
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