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The Boston Globe


Yvonne Abraham

From pals to pariahs

Things sure have changed around here. We’ve gotten to the point in this city, with its proud working tradition, where being close to unions is seen as a liability.

Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh is having the stuffing kicked out of him for being too cozy with labor. A slew of unions have endorsed the former union official, sending along fat campaign contributions. He’s constantly asked about his union ties by reporters and debate moderators. The prospect of a Mayor Walsh inspires something close to dread in the business community.

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