The political will of organized labor is still swelling, six months after unions mobilized against attempts to limit the collective-bargaining rights of public employees.

Their campaign persuaded voters to trounce the law known as Senate Bill 5. But for unions, the success became more than a win. It was a transformation, at a time of declining union membership and political apathy.
Unions ready to play major role in 2012 elections, buoyed by big win last fall against law limiting collective-bargaining rights |