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  • Paper: Prior union experience correlates with voting for pro-labor issues

    Photo of Ryan Lamare, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.

    Research from U. of I. labor professor Ryan Lamare found that a legislator’s past experience with labor unions is associated with an increase in voting for union-supported issues.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Ryan Lamare, call 217-244-6241; email

    The paper “Union Experience and Worker Policy: Legislature Behavior in California, 1999-2012” is available online.