Union Bosses Moving Away From Hillary Clinton

Despite victories in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton is reeling from the defection of union bosses to the camp of Sen. Barack Obama.

As the Associated Press reports:

More and more labor unions are lining up behind the Illinois senator, who on Thursday picked up the 600,000-member United Steelworkers union and the personal endorsement of Larry Cohen, president of the Communication Workers of America.

“I’m convinced that Senator Obama’s message of hope and ‘change we can believe in’ has resonated across our country,” said Cohen, whose union will not endorse until June.

Those endorsements, including recent ones by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers and the American Federation of Government Employees, are helping Obama cement his front-runner status against Hillary Clinton.