Unions, led by the Teamsters, the Laborers, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and the AFL-CIO, strongly backed the National Labor Relations Board's recent proposal to change union recognition election procedures.
Years of struggle for good jobs at the site of the former Winchester sporting arms factory, now Science Park at Yale, came together this week when Delphine Clyburn, candidate for Board of Aldermen in Ward 20, led a community delegation to the main building 25 Science Park and demanded 200 jobs.
Organized labor will not allow a Republican to win the presidency, Michael Podherzer, the AFL-CIO's political director said.
Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.
The labor movement is seeking to expand its influence in the political arena beyond its own membership.