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Labor looks for realignment of power that could strengthen its hand
Labor looks for realignment of power that could strengthen its hand

As the final push begins to fill a key seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, union leaders, elected officials and political analysts are anticipating a realignment of power that could strengthen the hand of organized labor in decisions affecting a wide array of public services and the region's largest employer. Expectations of change already are rippling through pronouncements and policy shifts at the downtown Hall of Administration. In one recent message to its members, a union representing 9,000 county workers triumphantly declared that this year's elections "could pave the way to a historic, pro-labor" majority on the county board. At the same...

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