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Inside Report (6)

June was made for wooing, and in politics the activity is being pursued with fervor.

The Republican National Committee, with an anxious eye on November, is playing the role of ardent suitor to organized labor. The match worked well in 1980. But labor has become increasingly irritated with the White House since a 9 .5 percent unemployment rate is jamming the job market. So the RNC has formed an 18-member advisory council on labor - including two AFL-CIO union presidents and W. J. Usery, a former labor secretary with strong ties to the labor movement.

But labor leaders most likely to mobilize substantial voter support appear to be concentrating on boosting their influence in the Democratic Party.

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