A federal judge nixed part of a Georgia law criticized by the state’s labor organizations as an effort to chip away at their influence.

The most contentious part of the 2013 law allowed employees to cancel their union membership at any time, rather than only after a one-year period.

It was backed by Republicans as a way to bolster Georgia’s “right to work” status and burnish the state’s pro-business reputation. Opponents of the legislation, including some leading Democrats, saw it as another threat to the waning power of union groups.
Unions rejoice after federal judge strikes down Georgia labor law | Political Insider blog