The Walking Dead is the most popular show on television and, it seems, organized labor is following suit. After being pronounced dead (again) in by pundits and media, organized labor is being credited for the outcome of several races and initiative votes on Election Day 2013. Not so dead after all according to Esquire –
If you want to find a clear — if largely unacknowledged — winner in last night’s electoral shindig, take a look at organized labor. In Boston, where John Connolly attached himself to the Rhee-ite school “reform” movement and criticized Martin Walsh for being a tool of big labor — In other words, this was a race between Democrats in which union support was an actually an issue.