How cozy should labor be with partisan politics?

■ Joey Aszterbaum / Contributed The Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling in Janus v. AFSCME dealt a serious blow to public employees’ labor rights. Because nearly five in six union members are public employees, it was a setback for the entire labor movement. If the Republican-controlled Congress had done their job and confirmed Merrick Garland as a Supreme Court Justice while President Obama was in office, it is very unlikely that the court wouldn’t have ruled against workers. In this era of political polarization, it would be easy to think that labor should be closely identified with the Democratic Party. Current Republican Party leadership is almost uniformly interested in

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