Labor unions are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore. At least, that's the understanding after suffering a major setback in traditionally union-friendly Michigan on Tuesday. Their plan hinges on targeting vulnerable Republicans during the midterm elections, and it's a make-or-break proposition. And they're bolstering union-friendly candidates to challenge conservative state leaders in the Midwest, Politico reports.
And they've the money to do it: the Center for Responsive Politics ranks United Auto Workers union 14th out of 20,484 campaign contributors, according to NPR.
But Ed Morrissey, writing for his conservative blog, Hot Air, thinks that if the unions go even further in supporting Democrats, it could backfire. "By making themselves a participant in partisan warfare," Morrissey writes, "they're turning themselves and their movement into political targets, and exposing their own abuses and radicalism as a means to their destruction."
Via Politico, NPR and Hot Air