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May 05, 2005

Georgia: Taxpayers Must Fund Sweatshops

Georgia last year passed a law prohibiting local governments -- read Atlanta -- from requiring that taxpayer-funded contractor jobs pay a "living wage." Just to make itself clear, the legislature passed and the Governor just signed a law to prohibit those local governments from even giving preference to companies paying a living wage.

This wins Georgia the 2005 prize for the most anti-worker piece of legislation passed by a state government.

Posted by Nathan at May 5, 2005 05:43 AM