Union Boss: "If you stab us in the back ..."

AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka:


“...and if you stab us in the back on the Employee Free Choice Act...don’t you dare ask for our support next year or whenever you’re running.” (2:17 mark)




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Trumka, Rockstar

Posted by: Jillian Bandesat 5:39 PM

From Micheal O'Brien at The Hill:


The AFL-CIO is planning one of the largest state rallies in favor of "card check" legislation on Saturday in the home state of one of organized labor's frequent targets: Wal-Mart,

The union is expecting 1,000 attendees at a rally in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, in what the AFL-CIO says is one of the biggest non-D.C. events to date in support of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).


This would just be another ridiculous union rally in another ridiculous union location at a ridiculous union expense, except for one thing. It's being attended by none other than Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, and grand mal extortionist.

Trumka has been investigated for illegal union campaign fundraising practices, violated AFL-CIO rules by refusing to disclose where $150,000 worth of union dues went, and been a longtime advisor to Al Gore, despite the warnings from Charles LaBella, former chief Of the Justice Department’s campaign finance task force that investigated Trumka:


If I were advising a candidate, I would advise him or her very strongly that this is not someone you want to embrace.


Sounds like a very responsible way of bringing unneeded pressure on a company that should be credited with infusing over 1 billion of capital investment into the U.S. since 2005. Too bad conservatives are too busy actually working to go and counter-protest this thing.