[caption id="attachment_57182" align="alignleft" width="206" caption="Protesters have gathered at Wisconsin's Capitol for days to oppose the governor's proposed labor changes."][/caption]

Republicans who swept into power in state capitols this year with promises to cut spending and bolster the business climate now are beginning to usher in a new era of labor relations that could result in the largest reduction of power in decades for public employee unions.

But as massive public protests and legislative boycotts in Wisconsin have shown, the Republican charge can be fraught with risk and unpredictable turns as...

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