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This Feb. 2011 photo shows protests at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., as police and demonstrators gather on the rotunda floor where opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers have been sleeping. The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and - in some cases - limited collective bargaining rights.