Democratic Candidates Labor to Win Union Support: Union Label

Source: Richard Auxier, Pew Research Center, August 8, 2007

An analysis of voters’ views on unions and other pertinent issues in light of Democratic candidates’ efforts to win union support.

Seven Democratic candidates met on Soldier Field in Chicago on Tuesday to address a predominantly union audience at a candidate forum sponsored by the AFL-CIO. While membership in labor unions nationally has been declining in recent decades, nearly two-in-10 self-described Democrats (18%) live in households with a union member, according to a January poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

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