Attorneys' Union Struggles Come To Light In Minn.

Law360, New York (March 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Unsuccessful organizing efforts by attorneys in the office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, and subsequent claims of union-busting by union leaders over her employment decisions, have highlighted the challenges that public sector lawyers face in forming unions.

Swanson has come under fire from union officials for refusing to recognize attorneys for collective bargaining purposes. And this month Swanson placed Assistant Attorney General Amy Lawler on indefinite administrative leave after she complained to the media about office procedures.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal...
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