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In this Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 photograph, people in a large crowd wave signs and shout as labor unions and supporters outside New Jersey's Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. rally in support of Wisconsin workers locked in a battle over collective bargaining rights. Many private-sector workers look at public workers and see lucrative pension benefits they don't ever expect to get. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 union mine workers rallied today in southwestern Pennsylvania, the first major gathering of union members outside the states where lawmakers are already battling over collective bargaining rights.

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