Skip to comments.No Labor Pains (Obama gives the go-ahead to card check to the AFL-CIO)
Posted on 03/03/2009 7:28:15 PM PST by Salena Zito
Here are the remarks (as prepared for delivery) that President Barack Obama spoke via video to the AFL-CIO executive Council in Miami today.
At the very end of the speech, Obama made what all of labor hoped and expected: a promise to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, or 'card-check' for short. Here goes:
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I guess our fellow countrymen wanted to get rid of divided government....and turn all power over to “the one.” The great American experiment died on 11/4/08.
It'll be fun to give them the finger the same way Obammie the Commie gave the finger during the election.
They’ll just go after the disaffected, the young, the poor performance, the scared, the employees with the worst bosses, the uneducated, etc. in your workforce. Most of those will sign cards out of ignorance or fear. That’s all it takes.
How will Arkansas’s two Democratic Senators vote?
I notice that he piled mention of the card-check bill with every other ambition in the ‘five year plan’. First, I think he’s pumping sunshine up big labor’s ass. Second, I’m not convinced that this bill will make it through congress, or that he really even wants it to. I could be wrong, but my instinct says no.
“We have already started to change America on behalf of working people.”
Something tells me that this is one of those things with a title totally opposite of what it actually does, kind of like "Fairness Doctrine" "Right to Choose" "People's Republic"
“I do not view the labor movement as part of the problem. To me, and to my administration, labor unions are a big part of the solution. We need to level the playing field for workers and the unions that represent their interests because we cannot have a strong middle class without a strong labor movement.”
“I want you to know that you will always have a seat at the table.”
In a hotly contested vote to get a union into or decertify one out of a right to work state work place I can guarantee that there will be stromtrouper tactics by the unions on the non union workers.
it will pass congress no problem
Oh please. Like “one man, one vote, one time” is the bedrock of our democracy.
This is the same apocalyptic horse pucky the “manager class” tried with FMLA.
My God, if the Senate Republicans can’t at least filibuster this piece of crap, they are worse than worthless.
Did you ask?
I bet Walmart is the first big target of the Union goons.
No doubt. The name of the damn thing is meant to confuse those you mention.
And by taking this “go-ahead”, the AFL-CIO has foresaken the American way and has declared its emnity to the republic. The stain of intimidation and thuggery will be the new union label.
Would be nice to have the video would love to see it on
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