Rev. Al To Rev Up Unions—Minus Cop Leaders

NEW HAVEN — As the battle between the mayor and unions heats up, labor is bringing in a heavy hitter: Rev. Al Sharpton. Police union brass has decided not to join this parade.

Sharpton, the nationally-known activist, preacher, and radio talk-show host, is scheduled appear at a union rally on the Green and march on City Hall on Monday afternoon. He’ll be joined there by AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee Saunders.

Council 4 AFSCME, the union that represents 1,500 city workers, announced the visit and the rally.

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