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Do Unions Still Have Political Clout
Do Unions Still Have Political Clout

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AIR DATE: October 29, 2010

Unions are all about brotherhood, but Democrats are keeping their distance this time around. Rory Reid didn't invite the teachers' union when he rolled out his education plan, and opinion polls on unions are down. Are candidates avoiding the unions' endorsement? Do unions hold the same political sway they did in 2008? Why have things changed? In this recession where jobs have fallen by the wayside, does the public resent employees' unions? Two Las Vegas Sun political reporters and a local union chief dig into this election's question: do unions still have political clout?

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Delen Goldberg, political reporter, Las Vegas Sun
David McGrath Schwartz, political reporter, Las Vegas Sun
D Taylor, Secretary-Treasurer, Culinary Union Local 226

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