Skip to comments.White House Bars Video Coverage of Bidenís Speech to Labor Union
Posted on 03/05/2009 8:00:05 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
(CNSNews.com) When Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the annual meeting of AFL-CIO officials at the plush Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Thursday morning, television cameras will not be allowed to cover his speech on orders from the White House, Fox News reported.
The Fontainebleau, which recently had a billion-dollar makeover, describes itself as a spectacular blend of Miamis glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury." It has 1,504 rooms and suites, 22 oceanfront acres, 11 restaurants and nightclubs including three signature name chef restaurants, a 40,000-square-foot spa, and a "sophisticated poolscape" with private cabanas.
The AFL-CIO Executive Committee told Fox News it is holding its meeting at the Fontainebleau because the hotel agreed to employ union workers as part of its renovation project.
A number of corporations are under fire for either holding or attempting to hold business meetings at resort hotels in these tough economic times.
After speaking to union members Thursday morning, Biden will tour Miamis Intermodal Center, a transportation project funded by the Democrats economic stimulus bill.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also went to Miami this week. As a member of Congress, she supported the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would allow a simple majority of workers to form a union simply by checking a card. The AFL-CIO says Solis has promised to work for passage of the bill.
Under card check, as soon as 51 percent of workers openly sign a card asking for union representation, the government would have to certify the union.
Critics call it the Employee Forced Choice Bill. They say by effectively removing secret-ballot union elections, the bill would make workers susceptible to harassment and intimidation by union organizers, who are eager to boost union membership in this country.
The most transparent administration ever.....transparently communist that is.
Someone will record it. You will see.
A chill wind blows through the land . . . .
The press should be throwing a fit...
How much more of this secrecy are we going to take?
PING A LING!
The Press will be silent, as it prepares the next conquest
for their ‘Hussein in the White House’.
I’ve been out with a bad cold for the last week. Will someone tell me when the 1st Amendment was rescinded? I must have missed the MEDIA COVERAGE. /s
Hopefully Rush will get on this......
Absolutely - and if they are smart, they'll sell it to FOX News.
Perhaps some nice person will accidentally have a little digital camera and — later — post results on youtube ...
This means someone better get in there and monitor the situation.
BIG STINK about Oil company executives meeting with Dick Cheney. Remember that one folks?
Barack lied again with his open administration.
Yes and they don’t even get the fact that THEY (along with the American people) are being screwed!
Whorealdo could get his 15 minutes resurrected again by trying to gain access with the camera rolling. Having to compromise his idolatry of liberals with his Idolatry of himself might be too much for him though.
All cell phones to be left at the door..................
Voice recorder pat downs? Body scanners?
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