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Routine resolution bitterly divides City Council; Right-to-work measure raises allegations of racism and unfairness

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City Councilor Jason Perry receives a celebratory cake at the City Council meeting on Thursday evening. Perry was surrounded by his family, fellow city councilors and city staff. (Alison Penn Photo)

Racial tensions arose at Thursday night’s Roswell City Council meeting when one city councilor spoke for over an hour about a proposed labor-management resolution for state lawmakers to consider, claiming support of so-called “right-to-work” legislation originates from a racist philosophy.