Unions flex political muscle, secure wins under Democratic one-party rule in Olympia

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Kim England, Director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

If America’s unions are dying, no one told labor leaders in Washington. The state ranks fifth in the nation for union membership. That strength also translates to political power. In recent years, organized labor has helped Democrats solidify one-party rule. In turn, unions have notched a succession of legislative victories. Kim England, professor of geography and chair of the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, is quoted.

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