Item no. 24127
|Collection: American Social History and Social Movements|
Mahon for Congress.
A button issued for the Congressional campaign of W. D. Mahon, president of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Workers.
While union officials running for public office was long a rarity in the U.S. labor movement, the AFL-CIO has made a push to elect members in recent years. In December 2001 they announced that across the nation 2547 union members had been elected to public office that year.