The article noted the SEIU's recent work with Wal-Mart, when the presidents from both organizations sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of employer-mandated healthcare, as one significant example.
A congressional aide told the Journal that the alliance positioned the union to "find themselves at the table in a lot of discussions."
Following Wal-Mart's announcement, retail competitor Target told Dow Jones Newswires that it supports the concept but is holding off on making a formal announcement of support until it sees the final legislation.
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