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AFL-CIO Backs Obama but Cites Tough Landscape
Wall Street Journal ^ | March 13, 2012 | By KRIS MAHER and MELANIE TROTTMAN

Posted on 03/13/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

ORLANDO, Fla.—The AFL-CIO officially endorsed President Barack Obama's re-election campaign Tuesday, just as some labor officials expressed concern that support for the president in key states is weak among rank-and-file members.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, announced the endorsements at the labor federation's winter meeting, where the heads of the nation's biggest labor unions discussed labor's political strategy.

Unions plan to outspend the $400 million spent during the 2008 election, with most resources being used to mobilize as many as 400,000 union volunteers to call and visit voters. The federation also expects to help 400,000 union members register to vote before November.

But labor officials acknowledged that many blue-collar workers, including union members in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, are far less favorable to the president than they were several months before the 2008 election.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; socialism; unions

1 posted on 03/13/2012 8:14:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hacks, all of them.

What’s the matter Richie, gravy train on the rank and file’s dime starting to run out?


2 posted on 03/13/2012 8:37:23 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can’t wait for one of these asswholes to show up on my porch. It will be my pleasure to tell them to get the f off and go f themelves along with the Kenyan SOB.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 8:45:55 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Unions plan to outspend the $400 million spent during the 2008 election, with most resources being used to mobilize as many as 400,000 union volunteers to call and visit voters...all the while shrieking with outrage about how evil corporations are going to be allowed to spend some of their millions on electing the people they want to see in office - hey, at least if I don't want to buy what some corporation is selling I don't have to worry that my tires are going to be slashed - or worse......
4 posted on 03/13/2012 8:51:59 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How come no one ever says anything about these union leaders being part of the “1%” ?
They make HUGH salaries !

These guys fleece their respective flocks and spend the dues in whatever way they see fit (and I imagine one of those ways is lining their own pockets)


5 posted on 03/13/2012 8:52:30 PM PDT by sawmill trash (TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY !!!!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’d love to shove Dick’s “sons a bitches” comment right down his fatass, union commie throat. Maybe we’ll be able to do that in November when we send Barry packing.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 9:05:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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The federation also expects to help 400,000 union members register to vote before November.

These are the people who are building our vehicles? They need "help" filling out a voter registration card? Are you kidding me? Union members must not be as bright as I thought they were. Registering to vote is hard for them.

7 posted on 03/13/2012 9:09:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

so thugka thinks it’s time to hector the rank&file again? i hope he gets a big fat mutiny.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 9:45:08 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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