The Cities: Big Labor, Big Assist

The Democrats, who received less than fervent cooperation from Big Labor in the 1966 elections, owed last week's big-city victories in some degree to the union vote. Whatever the reasons—unprecedented wage levels, blue-collar support for the war, or resentment of Republican cutbacks in spending for the cities—labor voted with a cohesion unsurpassed since the Kennedy-Nixon, election of 1960. Key fronts:

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