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Gov. Patrick Talks Unions, Praises Romney's Health Care Law

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Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to meet with President Obama Monday during his trip to Washington, D.C.

On Sunday, speaking on ABC TV's "This Week," Patrick talked about the labor unrest in Wisconsin — which continues into Monday morning — as public workers protest plans to end collective bargaining.

Patrick said it's not necessary for states and unions to be so divided.

"We have had concessions from labor to wage concessions to help us close the budget, we reformed public transportation, all of this with labor at the table, so there is another way to approach that," Patrick said.

Patrick also praised former Gov. Mitt Romney for his role in creating the state's 2006 health care law. The issue has been tricky for Romney as he weighs a White House bid amid widespread Republican opposition to the national health care overhaul.

This program aired on February 28, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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