Wisconsin's Reps, Sandy Pasch, left, D-Milwuakee, Chris Danou, Trempealeau, Tamara Grigsby, D-Milwaukee, Donna Seidel, D-Wausau, Amy Sue Vruwink, D-Milladore, and Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse all cheer on the crowd on the fourth day of large scale protests at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Union members, students and others have been protesting the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
Members from several New Jersey unions are planning to rally in support of Wisconsin workers who have found themselves at the center of a national debate over the role of public employees' unions.
New Jersey members of the AFL-CIO and the Communication Workers of America, among other groups, are calling on people to gather at noon on Friday at the statehouse in Trenton.
Organizers say all union members should support those in Wisconsin who are protesting legislation that would place restrictions on collective bargaining or other worker protections.
Gov. Chris Christie, who has clashed with New Jersey unions over a variety of issues, declined to comment on the specifics of the Wisconsin governor's proposals, saying only that he supports his tough approach to balancing the budget.