Union Coverage in Today’s NYT

The front page of today’s New York Times notes that the United Food and Commercial Workers have organized “the world’s largest hog slaughterhouse” (some 5,000 employees in North Carolina).

The front page also features an article on the United Auto Workers’ battle with Southern Republicans over the auto bailout.

The second page reports the success of a Chicago plant occupation by the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

With US Democrats still committed to the Employee Free Choice Act, there are grounds for cautious optimism that unions could become as prominent in American society as they are in today’s newspaper.

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