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While many states' lawmakers enact policy unfriendly to unions, Maryland legislators expanded collective bargaining rights to more state employees for the third year in a row.
On Wednesday, the Board of Public Works approved a $100,000 transfer to the State Labor Relations Board to pay for the increased workload created by the collective bargaining expansion, Mr. Myers said.
The legislation could add 5,000 employees to the collective bargaining pool, said Lawrence Myers, spokesman for Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's finance office.