WFI Statement In Response To Gerald McEntee Stepping Down at AFSCME

Washington, D.C. (November 3, 2011)  – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today released the following statement in response to American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Gerald McEntee stepping down:
 
“Good riddance to the architect of Big Labor ‘payback,’” said Fred Wszolek, spokesperson for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).
 
 
BACKGROUND:
 
AFSCME President Steps Down:
 
“The head of the nation’s largest public employee union plans to step down, setting up a heated contest to guide a political powerhouse that has been among the biggest spenders in Democratic campaigns.  Gerald McEntee has guided the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees since 1981.  An e-mail obtained by The Associated Press shows he’s informed senior union officials of his plans.” (Sam Hananel, “Head Of Largest Public Employee Union To Step Down,” The Associated Press, 11/3/11)
 
McEntee Architect Of Big Labor “Payback”:
 

“Gerald McEntee, president of the influential American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, told The Washington Times in an interview that EFCA was ‘payback’ for the labor movement’s massive campaign effort for Mr. Obama and the Democrats.” (David R. Sands, “Labor’s ‘Priority’ On Back Burner,” The Washington Times, 12/29/08)