Skip to comments.AFL-CIO Backs Obama but Cites Tough Landscape
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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Hacks, all of them.
What’s the matter Richie, gravy train on the rank and file’s dime starting to run out?
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.
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)
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.
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.
so thugka thinks it’s time to hector the rank&file again? i hope he gets a big fat mutiny.