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2012 Dem Convention May Boost Union Numbers In NC

Law360 (March 30, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Organizers of the Democratic National Convention coming to Charlotte, N.C., in 2012 have pledged to use union labor wherever possible, and experts say that commitment could give labor groups a chance to gain ground in a state with the lowest union membership in the country.

The Democratic National Committee announced Feb. 1 that Charlotte beat out Cleveland, Minneapolis and St. Louis as the host city for the weeklong convention, scheduled to start Sept. 3, 2012. The gathering is expected to bring up to 35,000 visitors and...
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