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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.



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