The majority of the 181 attorneys in the Office of the Attorney General voted to join AFT, the union that represents staff lawyers in other state government departments.
A spokesman for the union said Tuesday night that the attorneys had overwhelmingly voted to join the union.
The attorneys asked AFT to begin a unionization drive this summer after they realized they would have to pay more for their health care premiums because they were not unionized.
For instance, a single person in one of the nine choices for health insurance would be paying $39.37 per two-week pay period, up $2 from last year, if she was in a union. But because the legislature voted to increase...