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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2011 file photo, Joe Lubbers, left, and Rick McKee display a sign in front of the Statehouse before start of Organization Day in Indianapolis. Union members rallied at the Statehouse ahead of a 2012 session that was to be dominated by "right-to-work" legislation. A unionized job once meant a secure path to a middle class life. Labor unions are still big political players. But they have seen a steady decline in membership and clout since their heyday in the 1950s. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)