WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a dozen trade unions are planning to sit out the 2012 Democratic convention because they are angry it will be held in a right-to-work state.
The unions say they are disappointed that labor wasn't consulted before Democrats settled on North Carolina, a state that is considered one of the least union-friendly in the nation.
They are also frustrated that job creation hasn't been a higher priority for Democratic lawmakers. The unions include the Laborers, Painters and Electrical Workers.
The move would deprive the party of millions of dollars spent on sky boxes and other sponsorships that usually help underwrite the convention.
A Democratic National Committee spokeswoman says the party is happy with the support of local labor leaders in North Carolina.
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