December 9, 2014

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Big Labor eyes Hillary warily : Union leaders vow they won't be taken for granted in 2016. (MAGGIE HABERMAN and MIKE ELK, 12/9/14, Politico)

Frustrated by President Barack Obama and wary of Hillary Clinton's perceived closeness to Wall Street, several leading figures in organized labor are resisting falling in line early behind the former secretary of state as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee.

Top officials at AFL-CIO are pressing its affiliates to hold off on an endorsement and make the eventual nominee earn their support and spell out a clear agenda. The strategy is designed to maximize labor's strength after years of waning clout and ensure a focus on strengthening the middle class, but it could provide an opening for a candidate running to Clinton's left to make a play for union support.

Posted by at December 9, 2014 7:19 PM
  

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