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www.nbcnews.com: National labor groups mostly close ranks to defend police unions

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The resolution ignited a firestorm in the labor world, triggering a larger conversation on whether the labor movement should align with law enforcement unions.

Unions including the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Transport Workers Union of America and United Steelworkers declined to comment.

These unions are typically very vocal on labor issues but have sidestepped calls with reporters on the topic of police unions.

All union leaders NBC News spoke to were against expelling police from the labor federation.

“There’s responsibility, when you have collective bargaining, that contracts protect against false allegations,” Weingarten said.

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