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LABOR SEEKS ELECTION REWARDS: UNION ORGANIZING RIGHTS COULD BE EARLY OBAMA TEST

Bolstered by exit polling data showing that union members played a pivotal role in President-elect Barack Obama’s victory, the AFL-CIO served notice yesterday that it views the election results as ratification of organized labor’s ambitious agenda.
Labor’s top priority is passage of legislation that would make it easier to organize unions, which advocates say would help labor groups expand their shrinking numbers and win better wages and benefits for average workers, whose pay has stagnated in the last eight years.
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