Labor Union picnic helps political candidates looking for votes


FOR VOTES. PLUMBERS, ROOFERS AND
ELECTRICIAN MADE UP THIS CROWD
IN CITY PARKS MARCONI MEADOW. THE MEN AND WOMEN OF LOCAL LABOR
UNIONS, ALL MEMBERS OF THE
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR
CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL
ORGANIZATIONS, HAVING A GOOD
TIME ON THE DAY THAT HONORS THEM.>>I COME OUT HERE EVERY YEAR,
EVER SINCE I HAVE BEEN IN THE
UNION. TRAVERS: THEY ARE NOT ALONE. DURING ELECTION YEARS POLITICAL
CANDIDATES ARE ALSO OUT IN
FORCE. WAVING SIGNS, WEARING THEIR
CAMPAIGN T-SHIRTS AND SHAKING
HANDS. WITH 17,000 MEMBERS, THE AFL-CIO
SAYS THOSE SEEKING OFFICE WANT
THEIR ENDORSEMENT. AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY
COME TO US AND THEY KNOW THEY
HAVE A BIG ADVANTAGE BY COMING
TO ASK. OUR MEMBERSHIP, FOR THE MOST
PART, IS EXACTLY WHAT WE PUT ON. TRAVERS: LOCAL YOU UNION LEADERS
SAY THIS EVENT IS KEY. I THINK THIS IS A BIG JUMP IN
OUR STEP. TRAVER EVEN ELECTED LEADERS
KNOW THE IMPORTANCE, LIKE STATE
SENATOR J.P. MORRELL WHO IS
BARRED FROM SEEKING REELECTION. IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS
CANDIDATE YOU SHOULD BE HERE
TALKING TO THE CROWD.

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