In Madison, Wisconsin and Columbus, Ohio thousands of public employees are staging statehouse protests against proposals by Republican governors to require them to pay more for health insurance and pensions.
The proposals, from governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and John Kasich of Ohio would also reduce public employees' collective bargaining rights.
Union members call the bill a collective bargaining killer.
We get an update from Steve Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter for the New York Times.
This segment aired on February 17, 2011.