In Democratic convention race, labor unions sided with Chicago over Atlanta

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2023
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During the review process, Chicago was able to tout itself as a pro-union city. Atlanta leaders, who are Democrats, found their hands tied by state laws that are perceived as having a negative impact on union membership. Georgia is among 27 right-to-work states, meaning that joining a union cannot be a requirement for a person to get or keep a job. Such laws have been championed for protecting workers from union pressures, but unions have said such laws depress membership and lead to lower wages. During last month’s State of...

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