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The image and influence of California's organized labor

by Scott Detrow, The California Report | Take Two®

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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. Deborah Svoboda/KQED

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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