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Getting Into Bed With Big Soda: How Labor Helped Win A Vote For More Obesity

Steve Earlybyline‚ Nov. 08‚ 2012

RICHMOND, CA.--As one-half of a dedicated (if contrarian) union household, I received multiple copies of the California Labor Federation’s official voting guide before trooping to the polls on November 6. “Take a Stand for Working Families,” this CLF brochure commanded. “Your union conducted the research, now you decide…” Eager to know what helpful “research” the CWA-Newspaper Guild (my union) or the UAW-affiliated National Writers Union (my wife’s preferred labor organization) might have conducted to assist electoral decision-making in our new home state, I proceeded to read further.