NewsOK.comBY JOHN ESTUS for NewsOK.com

More than 400 union supporters rallied outside the Capitol today in opposition to labor legislation they criticized as anti-worker union busting.

State lawmakers this year are considering Republican-backed measures that would repeal collective bargaining rights for certain city employees, change how police and firefighter union labor disputes are handled and take away certain due process rights granted to teachers.

Union opposition to the proposals has increased lately.

“We cannot sit on the couch and watch our state and our jobs and our rights be stolen from us any longer,” Oklahoma City emergency dispatcher Shannon Nealy told the crowd. “We must take action.”

 

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Union members rally against legislation at Oklahoma Capitol