If the labor force gets to have a bigger say in policy making, which includes holding the state accountable, then we can safely say that the group has some power. Unfortunately, as sociologists have been pointing out for some time now, all of us tend to mistake majoritarianism for democracy (Source: Sociology: The Essentials). Having the biggest mandate is not a sign of unanimous acceptance. Every time I have a conversation with my friends about why taking the interests of minority groups into consideration is an essential aspect of democracy, I hear things like "That's what a commie would say." Which is quite sad.