Monday, February 27, 2012

GOP weighs cost of union battle |

The bitter struggle over union power sweeping through the Midwest is poised to descend on St. Paul, if Republican legislators decide to take the plunge. Their quandary is whether to push a proposed right-to-work constitutional amendment, a flashpoint for political warfare since the 1940s. Advocates in the GOP-controlled Legislature want it on the ballot. …. Eliot Seide, executive director of Minnesota AFSCME Council 5, said organized labor is gearing up to fight back, should lawmakers opt to put right to work on the November ballot. Their action, he said, could turn the State Capitol into another center of Midwestern union activism. "They would bring Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana here to Minnesota," Seide said.

GOP weighs cost of union battle

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