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      POLITICO: AFL-CIO lauds Bryce Harper for union support

      Photo: Associated Press

      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 MLB.com, 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.

      READ MORE at politico.com.