Crafting Dubious Legislation

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pittsburgh post-gazetteSEIU, which recently unionized hundreds of security guards in Pittsburgh, claims it helped craft city legislation requiring security guards to be trained by a city-approved program. The cost for the training would be paid by the guards’ employers. Were the legislation to pass, it could well be struck down by the courts because state law places a prohibition on the city imposing “affirmative duties” on businesses.