This is fascinating and I suspect some enterprising reporter could find an interesting scoop looking at the financial disclosures that’ll come out in June.
Ed Lindsey proposed legislation that passed the House about unions. The legislation would prevent Georgia cities and counties from favoring union businesses.
Georgia is one of the few states that is seeing increased union membership going against a national trend. Needless to say, it also works against the GOP.
Cities and counties in several metropolitan areas in Georgia, particularly Atlanta and DeKalb County, have shown increasing boldness in giving city business to unionized companies when those companies are competing against non-union companies.
Ed Lindsey’s legislation would have blocked the cities and counties from doing that.
It passed the House.
Casey Cagle today referred it to the Senate Urban Affairs Committee Chaired by a Democrat. This ensures the legislation will die.
Makes you wonder who Cagle is talking to in his run up to seeking higher office.
Also, it would seem the Chamber of Commerce and the NFIB both would not like this move. Given their ability to influence members of the Senate it’ll be interesting to see where this goes. Assuming the Chamber, in particular, cares. Given the increasing unionization in Georgia, they’d be crazy not to care and to sit on the sidelines.