TN: GOP may block local “living wage”

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December 4, 2011
The Tennessean    
Posted in News, PND News

"Months after they prevented Nashville from requiring city contractors to sign a nondiscrimination pledge, Republican state lawmakers are now moving to put more limits on cities’ ability to insist that businesses meet certain standards in how they treat their employees. A bill the General Assembly will consider next year would prohibit local governments from imposing requirements on contractors doing business with them for health insurance coverage, minimum wage levels or family leave allowances beyond what state law requires." [editor's note: perhaps a case where the state might stop local communities from traveling at least ONE road to self-destruction - SAT] (12/04/11)


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