A Casual Analysis of State Labor Legislation, 1963-1973.

Associate Professor of Political Science at Idaho State University, Anne Merline McCulloch, critically analysizes the popular belief that the passage of pro-labor legislation on the state level depends on Democratic control of a legislature. This is a particularly timely piece because of organized labor's move toward supporting Democratic candidates exclusively, in the belief that labor demands will only be met by them. Dr. McCulloch indicates that other factors are responsible for passing pro-labor legislation, but party identification is not one of them. "[U]nions should not rely heavily on electing Democratics to state government in order to further their interests, as a Democratic state government in and of itself will not significantly improve the chances over those of a Republican controlled government in passing favorable legislation," she says of her findings.