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Rally for workers' rights held at Capitol

The steps of the Capitol in Frankfort were the setting for a rally showing solidarity with state employees in Wisconsin, as well as to express the importance of workers' rights here in Kentucky.

"It feels great especially because I"m a state employee, it really feels good to know that there is solidarity, there are people that still stand for rights. If unions go away, people are going to be on their own against multimillion and multinational companies and they're going to have no rights," says state employee Grant Short.

Organizers of the rally, which was one of many across the country coordinated by MoveOn.org, say between one hundred and two hundred people attended.

While those folks were on the Capitol steps voicing their support for workers' rights, others say those rights have gotten out of hand.

"The issue here is have we gone too far in giving labor unions power, and I think the easy answer is yes we have," says Tea Party activist David Adams.

Adams says laws that were designed to prevent political interference in the workplace have been distorted to overpay workers.

"It has also led to distortions in the labor market to the extent that we now have government employees making significantly more than the taxpayers who are paying their salaries"


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