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Unions were formed so working people would have a voice.

Union jobs provide a decent way of life, even uplifting, nonunion jobs, so employers can keep employees.

When Republican administrations move in, union jobs disappear, lowering the standard of living for all but a few.

Retirement programs are fading. Insurance through employment has been gutted.

I hope people think of this when marking their ballots. Vote for the Democrats, including Carolyn Long, who will work for all parties.

Dale Loiselle

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