Union workers plan protest at Arizona Capitol

AP News
Posted: Mar 01, 2012 11:58 AM
Union workers plan protest at Arizona Capitol

The Arizona AFL-CIO is planning a rally at the state Capitol on Thursday to protest bills moving through the Legislature that target government employee unions.

Organizers with the group say union members will spend the morning urging lawmakers to oppose the measures, which they say will hurt public workers.

The organization says in a statement that they plan to hold a rally later in front of the Capitol to oppose the bills.

The Arizona Senate has approved one measure that generally bars using tax dollars to pay for workers' union activities. The Senate previously approved a bill prohibiting paycheck withholding for unions and other entities without annual reauthorizations by workers.

Two other bills are pending in the Senate.