Feb
17
2016
1

The AFL-CIO endorses… nobody?

Well, isn’t this interesting.

The AFL-CIO will not endorse Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, according to a report from The Huffington Post.

Many of the nation’s top unions have thrown their weight behind Clinton, but AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told members the federation is staying out of it.

This is, of course, not so much good news for Bernie Sanders as it is horrible news for Hillary Clinton.  At a guess, the AFL-CIO is hedging its bets. If Sanders wins, the union’s decision to stay out will look like a tacit support of him; but if Clinton wins, well, what can she do? She still needs the organization for the general election. It’s win-win! (more…)

Aug
27
2010
1

Union murder apologist upset at being called a thug.

‘if you strike a match and put your finger in, common sense tells you you’re going to burn your finger.’

AFL-CIO head thug Dick Trumka is worried about THAT WOMAN’s ‘poisonous‘ rhetoric.  The thug feels that a June speech in which she referred to ‘union thugs’ hit a little too close to home is an incitement to violence:

“And down in Tyler, Texas, she’s talking about — and I quote — ‘union thugs.’ What? Her husband’s a union man. Is she calling him a thug? Sarah Palin ought to know what union men and women are,” Trumka will say. “That’s poisonous. There’s history behind that rhetoric. That’s how bosses and politicians in decades past justified the terrorizing of workers, the murdering of organizers.”

Eddie York could not be reached for comment.

Moe Lane (more…)

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