Skip to comments.Big Labor not kicking in for the Dem convention in North Carolina
Posted on 08/11/2012 4:59:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
Big Labor has traditionally been the life blood of the Democratic Party. The party owes everything it has to unions. The two have become one.
So when the party decided to hold its convention Charlotte, North Carolina - a right-to-work city and state - it committed a grave sin. The Democrats clearly upset their chief fundraising and manpower source.
And now that the party is lagging in fundraising and is trying to line up some last-minute support for its convention, unions arent answering the call. Many private and public sector unions that traditionally give big bucks to help fund the convention every four years are taking a pass this year, according to news reports.
[T]here was a general disappointment in the selection because of the non-union hotels, the non-union accommodations in North Carolina, said Chuck Rocha, president of the union consulting firm Solidarity Strategies was quoted as saying by PilotOnline.com .
I think everybody is on the same page politically around a lot of different candidates, but the unions are going to invest in their members before they invest in a convention thats being held in a place where there are no organized hotels, organized restaurants, etc., Rocha added.
The website reports the party is well short of its convention fundraising goal, and has already been forced to cancel or rearrange several surrounding events.
This comes on the heels of a report that teachers union members are not energized for President Obamas re-election campaign. Thats likely because he hasnt done enough to please them. He hired an education secretary the unions despised. He hasnt increased education spending enough to meet their tastes. Hes introduced competition for government dollars among states and schools, and some form of accountability for teachers.
Even weak reforms such as those were enough to alienate his base. Add on top of that the Democrats had the audacity to select a right-to-work (albeit battleground) state for its national convention. Put it all together, and the unions are suddenly announcing that they have something better do to when the convention rolls around this year.
Unions may be overplaying their hand.
Come on, unions! Show your true colors and put up a picket line in front of all the non union hotels.
Waaaah, waaaah, waaaah. Whiney socialists ALERT!
Keeping in mind that Lefty negatives are largely unreported, I wonder if the unions aren’t getting a lot of grass roots push back on backing Obama and his fellow sociists.
Is it possible that many would rather have a job than more socialism?
Whatever it is, it'll never be enough for the greedy.
The DNC does the same thing with the vote. 'Desperation' is the DNC's 'rally' to all their minions.
You'd think the Republicans would learn after all these years.
They’ll send in busloads of thugs to try and fill up the stadium.
Nothing reported now about Obama totally deserting the unions in the recall effort in Wisconsin??
LOL! Karma baby! Unions didn't forget, even if the media forgets to bring up that point!
doesnt matter, just like the black population, who will racistly, and shamelessly, vote for obama’s half-rican skin color, the dem unions will all pull the foodstamp prez’s lever as well.....
I’m sure that the unions are going to sit back and let Romney win. No, they will spend every penny they can find, and then some - they just may not talk about it.
We see this ruse (i.e., sandbagging) by some part of the Dem party every election. It’s meant to lull us to sleep, and usually works.
“Is it possible that many would rather have a job than more socialism?”
More than likely they are still really sore from the gang rape they experienced in Wisconsin earlier this year.
Perhaps they grow weary of supporting turds and their positions...
Unions will fall in line - they always do...
And this could be a ruse to make it appear that O is standing up to the unions.
Plus, they’ll get by even if they have to finance it by having Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, and other political “geniuses” as their keynote speakers.