We are not a fan of Ted Kennedy's in any description. However, I want to point out the rare time when he tried to do the right thing. The agency I work for has an absurd rule with hiring term employees. The term employees have no rights and are subject to arbitrary dismissal and next to zero union protection.
Due to an arbitrary law my agency was set to fire around 1000 term employees. The work would have to be done on overtime. Many of these jobs were in Vermont. Not surprisingly Bernie Sanders was MIA as were the other local politicians. According to our Union rep the sole person that stepped up to save the jobs was Ted Kennedy.
While there is legitimate reason to bash Kennedy for bad behavior in the Cold War and Immigration policy it is important to point out one he did get right.