Labor's star rises in North Carolina politics

Raleigh News and ObserverNovember 29, 2008 

Organized labor took a risk this year, pouring money and manpower into campaigns in North Carolina, traditionally one of the most anti-union states in the country. The gamble paid off in the election of U.S. Sen.-elect Kay Hagan, Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue, U.S. Rep.-elect Larry Kissell and President-elect Barack Obama. Now union leaders want their help to make it easier to organize North Carolina's workers and to permit public employees in the state to engage in collective bargaining.

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