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September 13, 2004

A Liberal-Left Without Unions?

That's what Mark Schmitt wonders on his Decembrist blog, in response to a David Broder column noting how the labor movement's influence on national legislation has diminished.

Schmitt is a very savvy guy, but his experience is centered on legislative warfare. Not surprisingly, he's concerned about the absence of powerful labor lobbyists on Capitol Hill.

That's a valid concern, but as someone else points out the real loss for the larger liberal-left if there aren't strong unions is the lack of any mobilization out in the all of those swing states and base states.

Posted by Brendan Sexton Never Died at September 13, 2004 11:29 PM