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Labor group wants say in Inglewood stadium plan

Labor group wants say in Inglewood stadium plan

  The NFL stadium plan that sped through Inglewood City Hall last month now faces its first major obstacle: A petition drive launched by a powerful labor group that could delay the project unless developers guarantee more union jobs and better wages. Even as it negotiates deals for construction and long-term work at the stadium backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is gathering signatures to force a public vote on the project. An election could slow the stadium by months and cost Kroenke his lead in the race to return a professional football team to Los Angeles. The Federation's main concern, executive secretary Rusty...