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  •  Unions did pretty well on the state level (6+ / 0-)
    The combination of union money and member mobilization helped Democrats take control of state legislatures in Maine and Minnesota.

    In Michigan, voters repealed a law that allowed cities in financial distress to suspend collective bargaining contracts. But unions lost there on an effort to make collective bargaining rights a part of the state constitution.

    In New Hampshire, unions helped Maggie Hassan win the governor's race. Unions spent millions backing Hassan with television ads and an extensive get-out-the-vote operation because she opposes a right-to-work bil . . . .

    In perhaps their most important victory, unions defeated a California ballot measure that would have prohibited them from collecting money for political purposes through payroll deductions.

    Let all the Bush tax cuts expire

    by Paleo on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 05:06:58 AM PST

    •  Labor won in NY big time. (3+ / 0-)
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      dc1000, Swamp Cat, stevenaxelrod

      The surprise wins in state senate--not to mention Sean Patrick Maloney's 18th CD victory-- were due to labor's support and hard work. The race that could determine senate control is too close to call, w. Dem Cecilia Tkaczyk ahead today after Albany Co absentee count. Heavy Dem Ulster Co is yet to come. If Tkaczyk wins, the political gymnastics to see which party controls the senate will be at Olympic level.

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