Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter had the White House, the governor, and big labor behind him.
Governing as an elected official is, of course, different from leading a big labor organization like the CTU.
George Romney made his name as an opponent of Big Business and big labor alike.
Meanwhile, as Mother Jones reported, big labor went wild, spending a ton of money on newly legal TV and radio ads.
In the 1950s, big corporation and big labor forged an entente, in which they generally agreed to share an expanding pie.
Translation: the White House chooses big labor over Homeland Security.