POLITICO: AFL-CIO lauds Bryce Harper for union support

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Bryce Harper is already the defending National League Rookie of the Year, the young face of a burgeoning Washington Nationals lineup and one of the most feared sluggers in Major League Baseball.

Is champion of labor unions next? Perhaps, according to Politico.

In a video released on, Harper talks about how much his father's work ethic has guided him through his life and career. His dad, Ron, is a union iron worker.

That caught the attention of the AFL-CIO's media office, according to Politico's Patrick Gavin. In an email sent out by the union's media office, the association lauds Harper and his father for their support for the union.