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Leading Democrats lead rally for workers rights.

April 27, 2004
By: Matt Johnson
State Capital Bureau
Links: SB 736

More than 2,500 filled the Capitol lawn Tuesday fighting for workers rights.

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Workers from all over Missouri rallied on the Capitol steps to protest a republican legislative agenda that they say is an assault on Missouri's working families.

Democratic leaders point to republican bills on workers compensation, unemployment benefits, and union organizing that they say hurt workers.

Senate Minority Leader Ken Jacob says workers need to wake up to the threat.

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"The rank and file working men and women have not understood what a threat the republican party is to their well being."

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He and others launched attacks on what they say are Republicans who have no place in office.

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Johnson.

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Union workers made their voices heard at the state Capitol today Tuesday.

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Workers rallied for continued democratic support of worker's compensation and health benefits.

More than 2,500 showed up on the Captiol lawn.

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"There has never been a republican...never...that has supported the working man. They like to say they are and they've got all kinds of excuses."

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Organizers targeted republican bills that change the rules on workers compensation, unemployement benefits, and union cotracts for government work.

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Johnson.