David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.

Demonstrators gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse last week to protest Senate Bill 5, which would have banned collective bargaining for state workers. Unions say legislation being pushed by Republican governors nationwide is an attack on their very existence. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Union Battles: A 'National Campaign' Against Labor?

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In Wisconsin, Protests Get Louder

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Wis. Budget-Repair Bill Exempts Public Safety Unions

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In Wis., Political Standoff Continues

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A protester rallied outside the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Monday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Wis. Protesters Want Gov. Walker To Compromise

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Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (center) stands among other mayoral candidates Carol Moseley Braun (from left), Miguel del Valle and Gery Chico before their debate on Thursday in Chicago. Brian Kersey/AP hide caption

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In Chicago, It's Rahm Emanuel Vs. Everybody Else

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Paralyzing Blizzard Lives Up To The Hype

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Wide-Scale Blizzard Hits A Third Of The U.S

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Emanuel's Name Will Be On Chicago Mayoral Ballot

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Chicago Dealership Fires Salesman Over Packers Tie

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Emanuel To Appeal Residency Requirement Ruling

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Court Boots Emanuel Off Chicago Mayoral Ballot

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Bears-Packers: 'Cheddar Curtain' Rivals For The Ages

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters in his office at the capitol in Springfield. Quinn defended a massive increase in state income taxes passed by lawmakers. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Illinois Taxes Rising; Wisconsin Hopes To Benefit

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Illinois' Pat Quinn Takes Helm Amid Budget Woes

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