Exhibitors complain bitterly not only about archaic work rules and confusing jurisdictions at many union facilities, but also about exorbitant hourly rates for many union workers. Are unions to blame? Are general contractors jacking up the rates? One perspective was provided by John Patronski, vice president, industry development, GES Exposition Services, Chicago, who spoke at the January annual meeting of the Professional Convention Management Association. Patronski dissected the cost ...

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