Unions Might Win Big in Nevada in ’08


In an effort to shake up their presidential nomination process, the Democratic National Committee has moved Nevada up to second in line in the 2008 primaries – right after the Iowa caucuses. Since Las Vegas is home to some of the few genuinely thriving unions in the nation, the move is likely to give another boost to the powerful culinary workers’ union. “We can be a very good ally,” says a local union leader. “And we can be a very bad foe. Working people are going to have a real place at the table.”

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