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The image and influence of California's organized labor

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About 400 BART workers and union supporters gathered in Oakland on August 1, 2013 to rally in support of BART workers.
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About 400 BART workers and union supporters gathered in Oakland on August 1, 2013 to rally in support of BART workers.

In many ways, organized labor is the most the powerful political force in deeply Democratic California. But the bitter Bay Area transit strike that ended last week revealed a few cracks in the armor.

In many ways, organized labor is the most the powerful political force in deeply Democratic California. But the bitter Bay Area transit strike that ended last week revealed a few cracks in the armor.

The BART strike may have hurt organized labor's public image, but unions see it differently. For the California Report, Scott Detrow has more.

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