Labor’s Political Options in the Presidential Elections

Source: New Labor Forum, Fall 2007
By David Moberg

With last year’s Democratic takeover of Congress, and growing public support for both the Democrats and for progressive ideas, the odds are looking good for a Democratic victory sweep next year. After two terms of Bush, the labor movement can at least breathe a sigh of relief at that prospect. But the labor movement needs more than such a victory. It needs to create a social movement that can turn this opportunity into a long-term campaign to give working people more power, more security, more opportunities to realize their potential, and a greater share of the nation’s prosperity.

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