HuffPost: Unions Are Pushing Members To Run For Office ― And It’s Paying Off

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The AFL-CIO backed about 1,500 union members in the 2018 elections, and two-thirds of them won.

 By Amanda Terkel

11/05/2019 08:16 pm ET

Labor unions are seeing a surge of support. They’re more popular than they have been at any point in the last 15 years, and a majority of Americans believe that the declines in union membership are bad for the country. Democratic presidential candidates are embracing unions, appearing on picket lines and talking about strengthening the labor movement in ways the party hadn’t for much of the past decade.

The labor community, in turn, is increasingly recognizing the need to get its members into public office ― and putting more resources into doing so.  Read more...