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Municipal workers' lobbies are some of the most powerful in the country.



And the workers' union's lobbying abilities are relevant to the utility's efforts to get into broadband how, again?


Workers' unions want to drive expenditure towards projects that employ the most public sector workers, not the ones with best ROI. It also drives up the cost of labor relative to private sector entities that can use non-union labor. Labor is a big part of the expenditures on an infrastructure project.




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