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Backlash against Union Clout Spreads to California

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Remember Wisconsin?  Republican Governor Scott Walker led an anti-union movement that spread to Ohio and Indiana last year. Could it happen here? Prop 32 on the November ballot would reduce the clout of unions to the equivalent of the Sierra Club, according to one expert. Are California voters as resentful of organized labor as those in the Midwest? Also, a new book lists the 100 greatest America progressives in the 20th Century. We ask the author what it took to be included and who had to be left out. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, do consumers need protection from their banks?

Banner image: An estimated 65,000 protestors descended on Wisconsin's legislature on February 19, 2011 in the fifth day of mass demonstrations against a Republican plan to bust public workers unions. Photo: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images

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