Hynes, Quinn March With Union Leaders

Quinn's already the union favorite, but Hynes is trying to make in-roads

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The battle to win labor's vote is on.

    Gov. Quinn and his Democratic primary opponent, Comptroller Dan Hynes, are both marching with union members for Labor Day today.

    According to a Sun-Times analysis, Quinn' s already the union fave -- he signed a $31 billion capital bill that's sure to keep union jobs on the payroll. But, he's also pushing the state's largest public employee union to take furlough days and pay cuts.

    Quinn already picked up the Teamster endorsement Friday, and he's close to winning the backing of the Service Employees International Union. Quinn's marching with striking workers at the Congress Hotel in Chicago.

    Hynes, meanwhile, is tied to labor through his father, former state Senate President Thomas Hynes. Hynes has already scored backing from the carpenters' and laborers' unions. He's marching in Labor Day parades in Rock Island and Peoria.

    A recent poll says Quinn's leading Hynes 54 percent to 26 percent.

    More analysis at the Sun-Times.