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California politics: Union-backed Democrats face off against anti-union Democrats

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – Californians head to the polls on Tuesday for a primary election likely to highlight divisions in the state’s dominant Democratic party, as incumbent labor-backed candidates fight reformers positioning themselves to take on unions in several races. The election to choose candidates for governor,…

Tea party joins unions in opposition to Georgia anti-picketing bill

The Atlanta Tea Party Patriots have joined labor unions and environmentalists in opposition to legislation that would outlaw some types of mass picketing. “The bill at face value, appears to be geared toward labor unions, but the devil is in the details,” the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots said in an…

Romney reverses course, praises ‘important role’ of labor unions

Hoping to make up lost ground in Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday reversed course and praised labor unions. At a town hall campaign event in Shelby Township, the candidate told supporters that “labor unions play an important role in our society.” “There are some like the carpenters…

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