02/22/2011 08:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Assemblyman Allen Mansoor Proposes Wisconsin-Type Labor Bill For California

California Republicans are finding inspiration in the Midwest.
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) introduced a bill Tuesday that would eliminate the right of public employees to collectively bargain for pension benefits. The measure is partly a response to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose controversial bill to eliminate collective bargaining for most public employee unions has prompted massive protests and a walkout by Democratic lawmakers. The Indiana state Senate also has passed a bill that would limit the power of teachers' unions.

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