BY MICHAEL MCNUTT for NewsOK.com

NewsOK.COMA bill that would repeal a state law that required collective bargaining for nonuniformed workers in nine cities won approval Wednesday night in the House of Representatives.

House Bill 1593 passed 59-38. A parliamentary procedure kept the measure from advancing immediately to the Senate.

The bill would repeal a 2004 law that allowed nonuniformed employees of cities with at least 35,000 residents to form a union.

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