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Should city embrace hotel union?

December 14, 2007
Just when you thought plans for a new downtown convention hotel were set to go forward, four City-County Council members want the full council to essentially force the new hotel to employ union workers after it opens.

The City-County Council, which is controlled by Democrats, is preparing to vote on the resolution Monday night.

Council member Joanne Sanders, a Democrat who sponsored the resolution, said it would offer safeguards to keep employers from blocking union organizers.

A Republican council member, Scott Schneider, counters that the resolution is intended as payback to its big labor constituency.

Should the council OK the resolution?

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