Politicians still seek the labor vote
The big picture looks even more dire for unions, after labor failed to oust Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from office. Walker cut collective bargaining rights for most public workers and lived to fight another day. With his triumph, the political ground shifts. But how much? Don’t count labor’s political influence out just yet. In the Massachusetts Senate race, at least, both sides want the votes of union members. But the Democratic and Republican camps are both still calibrating how to secure them.