GOP's Walker to visit Vegas, unveil plan to fight unions


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker is planning to unveil his national plan to weaken labor unions during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas next week.

The Wisconsin governor who's known for taking on unions in his home state is holding the event Monday afternoon at XTreme Manufacturing.

He said he'll discuss his plan to transfer power from union bosses to taxpayers. He said the strategy includes preventing the government from deducting union dues from federal employees' paychecks.

Las Vegas is home to powerful labor groups, including the Culinary Union that represents some 55,000 casino workers.

Walker's most recent public visit to Nevada was last month, when he attended the Basque Fry political gathering hosted by Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

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