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  • Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors

    02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 2-13-14 | Kyle Maichle
    HOUSTON, TX – The nation’s leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors. More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors People’s World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida). The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIO’s plan. President Randi Weingarten said: “In many ways it...
  • U.S. business, labor leaders urge Congress to raise gas tax

    02/15/2014 3:05:58 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 75 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | February 12, 2014 | Eric Beech
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. business and labor leaders urged Congress on Wednesday to raise the federal gasoline tax to prevent a fund that pays for road and bridge projects from running out of money as early as September. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing that allowing the Highway Trust Fund to run dry would slow road building and other infrastructure projects and hurt the U.S. economy. "These investments not only create jobs but spur economic growth, ensure our country's long-term economic global competitiveness and improve...
  • Angering Environmentalists, AFL-CIO Pushes Fossil-Fuel Investment

    02/07/2014 9:00:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    In These Times ^ | February 4, 2014 | Cole Stangler
    The nation’s leading environmental groups are digging their heels in the sand by rejecting President Obama’s “all-of-the above” domestic energy strategy—which calls for pursuing renewable energy sources like wind and solar, but simultaneously expanding oil and gas production. But it appears the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation, won’t be taking environmentalists’ side in this fight, despite moves toward labor-environmentalist cooperation in recent years. On a recent conference call with reporters, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka endorsed two initiatives reviled by green groups: the Keystone XL pipeline and new natural gas export terminals. “There’s no environmental reason that [the pipeline] can’t...
  • AFL-CIO lashes GOP on immigration

    11/06/2013 8:21:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 06, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    The AFL-CIO launched a major television ad campaign on Wednesday, taking House Republicans to task for the stalled work on immigration reform. The ads will target GOP members who live in districts with large Hispanic populations and is part of a broader effort by the labor movement to push the House into taking action. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday said Republicans would pay a price at the ballot box if immigration reform runs aground in the House. “If they block immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship and strong workers’ protections, House Republicans are risking their political future....
  • AFL-CIO head threatens political retribution for Social Security, Medicare cuts ('end your career')

    10/21/2013 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/21/13 | Elias Isquith
    In prepared remarks given in advance to the Huffington Post, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warns Democrats against accepting any budget deal that includes cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, and even goes so far as to threaten to end the career of any politician who fails to heed his call. “No politician … I don’t care the political party … will get away with cutting Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits. Don’t try it,” Trumka says, according to the Huffington Post. “This warning goes double for Democrats,” he continues. “We will never forget. We will never forgive. And we...
  • Even Leftwing Magazine Slams ObamaCare for Harming Union Members

    09/16/2013 6:07:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 16, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Otter: Flounder, you can't spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You f---ed up... you trusted us! It is no surprise that conservative magazines and blogs are opposed to ObamaCare but now even leftwing publications are beginning to have this opinion. What caused their new-found opposition  is the fact that labor unions have finally discovered that ObamaCare is going to devastate the health plans of their members.  The situation of the union bosses from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on down who placed their blind faith in the Obama administration somehow exempting their members from the deleterious effects of ObamaCare...
  • Are you ready for Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren?

    09/08/2013 5:33:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/8/2013 | William A. Jacobson
    You better at least get ready. There’s a buzz being fed. Warren gave a speech to the AFL-CIO today, and the “draft Warren” talk is starting. Elizabeth Warren is totally wowing @AFLCIO convention, Wonder if she'll enter the race if Hillary, for some reason, doesn't run. #AFLCIO13— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) September 8, 2013 @greenhousenyt Outstanding speech. I would not be surprised at all if Draft Warren groups sprung up in Iowa, New Hampshire. — Mike Conrad (@mikeconrad1) September 8, 2013 @greenhousenyt @AFLCIO DEAR GOD YES, PLEASE, YES, OMG, THAT'S WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN #DRAFTSENWARREN (sorry for the caps!) — Organize...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Failure: Unions in America Today

    11/25/2012 5:40:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Unions played an important role in American history. At the turn of the last century, a lot of workers encountered awful and dangerous conditions on the job. The workers banded together, demanded changes and got them. After that, Americans joined unions and the dues began to roll in. Riding that wave of compulsory money, union bosses rose. With that much money flowing, corruption wasn’t far behind. Times have changed. The economy, country and world have changed. But unions haven’t. Union membership among non-government employees has fallen off a cliff. But although membership is down, their power remains large. Why? Because...
  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured

    11/15/2012 8:45:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    During a speech today in Washington D.C., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the looming debt disaster a "manufactured crisis" and said "there isn't a fiscal cliff." "There is no fiscal cliff," Trumka says in prepared remarks to the National Mediation Board Conference in Washington on Thursday. "What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit." Obama met with Trumka earlier this week, in addition to other far left leaders, to discuss economic policy. Apparently a $3500 tax increase on every family doesn't serve as...
  • The Book That Government Unions Hope You Won’t Read

    08/21/2012 1:24:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    Mallory Factor blows the lid off of government union corruption in his scathing new book, Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind. Government unions have for years scammed taxpayers out of billions of dollars, engaged in thuggish behavior, undermined public education, and forced workers to pay union dues without their consent. Even after high-profile skirmishes in Wisconsin and Ohio, the depth of government union corruption has never been fully appreciated. The arrival of Mr. Factor’s devastating new expose ensures that this will no longer be the case. Shadowbosses is chock full of stunning revelations that illustrate the toxicity...
  • AFL-CIO chief dismisses regrets in Wisconsin recall

    06/06/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 6/6/12 | Michael O'Brien
    With the labor movement reeling from the result of Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sought to downplay the significance of Gov. Scott Walker's victory over a union-driven effort to unseat him. Trumka, the leader of one of the nation's largest labor groups, dismissed the notion that unions might look back upon their unsuccessful campaign against Walker with regret."We didn't decide on this recall. It was the workers in Wisconsin and the voters in Wisconsin who did," he said on a conference call with reporters. "Hell, I don't know if we'd do anything differently."
  • GE To Hire 5,000 Veterans Over Next 5 Years, Invest $580M to Expand Aviation Business

    02/13/2012 7:58:19 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies
    The Republic ^ | Updated: February 13, 2012 - 6:53 am | AP
    WASHINGTON — General Electric Co. plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business. The announcements Monday were part of a four-day event that the global conglomerate is hosting with partners in Washington, D.C., that focuses on issues such as manufacturing and job creation in America. GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt heads up President Obama's 27-member jobs council, which also includes AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AOL co-founder Steve Case and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. GE said Monday that its "Hiring Our Heroes" partnership will help match veterans with jobs....
  • Ohio Results Show Voters Say Focus on Jobs, Not Partisan Attacks

    11/09/2011 3:22:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 2+ views
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | Mike Hall
    Cincinnati Fire Fighters (IAFF) member Doug Stern says yesterday’s overwhelming rejection of Gov. John Kasich’s (R) attempt to eliminate collective bargaining rights of workers like firefighters, nurses, teachers, bridge inspectors and others shows: [T]he citizens of Ohio spoke and they made it loud and clear that the focus of government should be on creating sustainable middle class jobs, rather than  pushing a partisan political agenda. Stern, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Louise Foresman, a member of Working America from Cleveland, took part in a telephone press conference this afternoon about the stunning victory for working families that sent Issue 2 down to...
  • 9/11: George W. Bush Stands Tall

    09/12/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 38 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/12/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Bush yesterday, the 9/11 memorials. You know, a friend of mine observed this. What did Obama do? Obama went to a soup kitchen, 9/11, a day of service, as though we've got something to apologize for, for what happened on 9/11. A friend of mine observes Obama and Bloomberg both acted like it was a natural disaster. Bush, George W. Bush, who, by the way, stands tall in retrospect. Ten years, not one attack. Great statesmanship. If somebody told me today they wanted to put Bush's face on Mount Rushmore, I'd be in there supporting it. I saw...
  • VIGILANTE UNIONS IN WA STATE "JUST GETTING STARTED"

    09/10/2011 7:51:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Soda Head ^ | September 10, 2011
    Top AFL-CIO union chief Richard Trumka -- President Barack Obama's guest of honor at his speech to Congress Thursday night -- urged Obama to "go to the mat" for Big Labor. Of course, Obama hasn't been shy about doing just that for the last three years. Trumka just wants more, more, more. Obama's "jobs" proposal appears to be full of it -- more special deals and bailouts for the union hierarchy. And unsurprisingly, Obama made no mention of the Boeing jobs in South Carolina the Acting General Counsel of his National Labor Relations Board is trying to destroy. Meanwhile, Big...
  • NLRB chairwoman departs; Uncertainty and political fights loom for labor panel

    08/27/2011 1:47:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2011 | Ben Geman
    The departing chairwoman of the National Labor Relations Board won praise from the nation’s biggest labor group Saturday as she leaves a panel that’s facing key vacancies and an uncertain future. NLRB Chairwoman Wilma B. Liebman’s leaves the board after her term ends at midnight Saturday. She has served on the body for nearly 14 years after an initial appointment under President Bill Clinton. The White House has designated NLRB member Mark Gaston Pearce to replace Liebman as chairman. In addition to Liebman’s tenure ending, NLRB member Craig Becker’s term expires at the end of the year. Without new people...
  • Unions Smack Obama On Debt Talks, Walmart

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's rocky relationship with unions took a few more lumps Wednesday as labor groups pounded both a deficit-cutting proposal he embraced as well as the White House's praise of Walmart. AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka started by hammering the Gang of Six proposal released Tuesday that would cut the deficit by $3.7 trillion over 10 years, in part by limiting popular middle class deductions for home mortgages, health insurance and retirement savings -- a plan Obama hailed Tuesday. "Both parties keep telling us that deficit reduction requires 'tough choices' and 'shared sacrifice' and 'taking on sacred cows,'" Trumka...
  • Jobs Crisis Forum: The Time for Excuses Is Over. Create Jobs Now

    07/11/2011 12:26:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Jul 11, 2011 | James Parks
    Shonda Sheen of Yellow Springs, Ohio, was laid off in December 2009 and is about to run out of unemployment benefits. Because of state budget cuts, she also could soon lose the health care nurse who helps care for her mother who has dementia. At the last job she applied for, she was told 450 others had also applied for the same position.Sheen and Bob Stein, a 60-year-old former salesman who has been out of work since May 2010, are two of the 14 million Americans who are unemployed—and their story is not being told in the midst of the debate...
  • Frances Fox Piven and Richard Trumka Join Forces April 5th

    04/02/2011 6:16:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2011 | Kyle Olsen
    The far left has attempted to portray their elderly hero, Frances Fox Piven, as a lonely shut-in who spends her time knitting mittens and eating Werther’s Originals in her New York apartment. But the truth is that age has not dampened Piven’s appetite for radical socialist political activities.Piven, an academic who is still on the board of ACORN-partner Project Vote, has announced that she will be co-hosting a 1960s-style “teach-in” April 5th, and she’s bringing in some heavy hitters.The national event, which will be simulcast, will also feature fellow socialist professor Cornel West and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.  SEIU is...
  • Organizing for Revolution: The Final ‘Push’ To Transform America

    03/23/2011 12:21:49 PM PDT · by callisto · 56 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal ^ | March 23, 2011 | Liz Blaine
    “A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” ~ Mao We are currently in the midst of a battle for the heart and soul of America. This war is being waged at our schools, the workplace and in our communities. States struggling to moderate impossible debt and balance budgets are examining ways to free themselves from the fiscal and political shackles imposed by labor unions whose exorbitant pensions and benefits comprise the bulk of their debt. With the economy tanking and the fight over public union benefits and collective bargaining spreading across the...
  • So How Much Do Public Union Workers Really Make?

    03/01/2011 11:10:52 AM PST · by JohnRLott · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    President Obama lashed out at Republicans Monday for having "denigrated or vilified" public union employees. Without collective bargaining and the ability to go on strike, he said we wouldn't be able to attract "the best and the brightest to public service." Are public employees simply the best and the brightest? Or are we simply lavishing them with much better employment deals than their private counterparts? To measure how attractive a job is, economists study how employees vote with their feet -- that is, comparing the rate at which different categories of employees voluntarily quit their jobs. Over the last six...
  • Union Chief Doesn't Condemn Comparisons of Wisconsin's Walker to Hitler

    02/27/2011 3:51:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2011
    The head of one of the nation's most powerful labor unions did not condemn the violent rhetoric in placards and signs held by union supporters demonstrating in Wisconsin despite two direct attempts Sunday to get him on the record declaring them inappropriate. On several occasions over the past two weeks of demonstrations in the Wisconsin capital of Madison news media have zeroed in on signs that liken Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and recently ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was twice asked whether he...
  • Raising taxes will create jobs: AFL-CIO chief

    02/27/2011 2:35:06 AM PST · by Scanian · 37 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 27, 2011 | Rick Moran
    Such economic illiteracy is unusual, even for a labor union chief: "What's the best way to get Americans back to work? Raise taxes, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Specifically, he wants to raise the federal gas tax as a means to fund infrastructure spending. 'We need a dedicated source of revenue to create infrastructure in this country,' he tells Aaron Task in the accompanying clip. "'We need to create jobs. The best way to do that is through infrastructure development.' Simply maintaining the existing infrastructure in this country will cost $2.2 trillion over five years, according to the American...
  • Who is Obama Cronie/Advisor Richard Trumka?

    02/24/2011 8:16:38 AM PST · by mainstreetradical.com · 15 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 2/23/11 | James Devere
    President Obama has taken a hard line on the Wisconsin union debate, throwing his lot in with the anti-democracy crowd. One thing to consider, as the public employee unions and the depleted state budget forces battle over reducing deficits, is whose side you are on. Whose morals fit into your ethical make-up? Are you someone who believes in hard work and personal achievement, or are you looking for a handout from those who would go to any length to destroy people in an effort to increase their own political clout? If you are throwing in with Richard Trumka and the...
  • Tea Party plans Saturday rally (Union thugs vs People in Madison)

    02/18/2011 11:07:04 AM PST · by milwguy · 56 replies
    lacrossetribune ^ | 2/18/2011 | bill novak
    With all eyes on the State Capitol, a national labor leader is coming to Madison on Friday to lend support to the thousands of protesters rallying against Gov. Scott Walker's budget plan. Walker will be getting his share of support on Saturday, with hundreds, if not thousands, of conservatives expected to converge on the Capitol for a Tea Party rally. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address the protesters at noon Friday, according to an e-mail from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Trumka also plans to "march in solidarity with Wisconsin workers and help prepare and deliver food to the crowds," the e-mail...
  • Communist Party USA Boasts Working Relationship with AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka in Elections Analysis

    11/16/2010 7:07:56 PM PST · by cj in tx · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | November 15, 2010 | Arlen Williams
    Barack Obama patting the back of Richard Trumka CPUSA Labor Commission Chairman, Scott Marshall emphasized their working relationship with the AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, in what he calls their continuing efforts of "independent" union organizations operating in, or for political campaigns. This occurs beginning at the 12:05 mark of the 11/8/2010 video, “CPUSA analysis of the Mid Term Elections," presented below. Marshall's words: "Not only did the campaigning take place from union halls et cetera, et cetera, but this time, as, uh, Trumka told us when he was in Chicago, they began with the nuts and bolts a' building independent...
  • AFL-CIO President: ‘The Work That We Did Held The Senate’

    11/09/2010 7:59:08 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 11 replies
    Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, released a message after the elections for supporters saying the work that they did held the Senate. He reassured them that they were the “firewall” in Nevada, West Virginia, and California- and they did this all being “up against secret cash.” President Obama even called after the elections and thanked them for all that they do, as stated by Trumka.
  • 'One Nation' ... Under Socialism

    10/04/2010 6:50:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Election '10: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in the case of the "One Nation" rally it was also the sincerest form of futility. Despite the usual media puffery, this cycle's enthusiasm gap was clearly visible. Saturday's gathering in Washington was so sparse, according to Gateway Pundit, that C-SPAN's Web site felt it necessary to use a crowd shot from Glenn Beck's Oct. 28 "Restoring Honor" rally. The Gadsden "Don't Tread on Me" flags in the picture were a dead giveaway. The "astroturf" slur used by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2009 to disparage the rise of the...
  • AFL-CIO Prez Trumka: ‘We Need to…Re-establish Popular Control Over Private Corporations’

    we need to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job, but one we should start now.
  • Crazy Larry Tongue-Lashes Trumka

    09/09/2010 6:57:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Perhaps it was just a publicity stunt for his impending MSNBC show, but Lawrence O'Donnell went Crazy Larry on Morning Joe today. The lefty host of The Last Word went off on an unlikely target: AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka. What ignited Larry's tirade was Trumka's professed concern for the contract-negotiations plight of professional football players. O'Donnell was outraged that the union honcho was spending his time on the millionaires of the NFL rather than workers such as miners who merit more concern. Sample lines: "Exactly how many minutes of your day do you spend worrying about $15 million football players?...
  • (Video) AFL-CIO Leader on Obamacare: “We Drove It Down The Republicans Throats”

    AFL-CIO Leader Richard Trumka spoke to the Labor Caucus at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles in April 2010. While speaking, he sang praises of Nancy Pelosi to applause, and uses Obamacare to drive his point home, saying “we drove it down the Republicans throats.” He forgot to mention they also drove it down a majority of Americans throats.
  • Big Labor's Legacy of Violence

    09/03/2010 3:35:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | 9/3/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    To mark Labor Day 2010, President Obama will join hands with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Milwaukee and pose as champions of the working class. Bad move. Trumka's organizing record is a shameful reminder of the union movement's violent and corrupt foundations. The new Obama/AFL-CIO power alliance — underwritten with $40 million in hard-earned worker dues — is a midterm shotgun marriage of Beltway brass knuckles and Big Labor brawn. Trumka warmed up his rhetorical muscles this past week with full-frontal attacks on former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He indignantly accused her of "getting close to calling for...
  • AFL-CIO president to Sarah Palin: Change or be linked with McCarthyism [Mega-BARF Alert!!!]

    09/02/2010 2:59:13 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 63 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09/02/10 | Dave Cook
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka charged Thursday that if Republican political star Sarah Palin is not more careful in her choice of words, the political movement she has helped to create will be linked with McCarthyism, the 1950s-era crusade by Sen. Joseph McCarthy to brand political enemies as communists. Mr. Trumka’s comments about his strained relations with Ms. Palin came at a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters, where he was asked how his previous critical words about the 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee squared with his call for union members to save their anger for “corporate lapdogs” and Senate Republicans. The comments were...
  • Key Obama Ally Works with Socialists for Global Tax [video]

    09/02/2010 7:14:33 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2010 | Pam Key
    “It is possible for us to get a financial tax around the world.”
  • AFL-CIO President With Brutal History Of Inciting Violence Attacks Sarah Palin For Inciting Violence

    08/26/2010 3:11:03 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 34 replies
    Start Thinking Right ^ | August 26, 2010 | Michael Eden
    I have said it again and again: the quintessential defining essence of liberalism is hypocrisy. And it's not just in the big picture, in which 'to be a liberal' means 'to be generous with other peoples' money.' It's in everything they say and do, like that little bit of yeast which works its way through the whole batch of dough (Galatians 5:9). Today we have AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka showing us what a particularly vile species of hypocrite liberal looks like: Trumka: 'Palinism' an 'ugly word' By MATT NEGRIN | 8/26/10 10:23 AM EDT Updated: 8/26/10 3:01 PM EDT AFL-CIO...
  • Union Boss Trumka Hurls at White House

    04/16/2010 3:50:21 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies · 452+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2010 | Julie Mason
    President Obama was convening his economic advisers in the historic Roosevelt Room Friday, when AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered a pungent rejoinder to what Obama once called "fat-cat" bankers -- by puking (we assume eloquently) and missing the meeting. Heaven forfend! Trumka is among a group of outside heavyweights who gather occasionally to talk economic issues with the president. News of his indelicacy spread around the press room Friday afternoon, and CNN got the story up first: "While President Trumka is sick of big banks fighting Wall Street reform this was in no way related to that," AFL-CIO spokesman Eddie...
  • Sinking By The Stern

    03/01/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 539+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Union Influence: The White House picks its most frequent visitor to sit on its deficit commission. He believes in big government, in big spending, and that the workers of the world should unite. What could go wrong? Computer security firms have been known to hire the best former hackers because they know best how to stop others like them. But the appointment of Andy Stern, president of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), to a bipartisan commission to come up with ways to deal with the rapidly rising federal budget deficit is like having a serial arsonist organize Fire Prevention...
  • Unions get behind Obama bank fee

    01/21/2010 7:48:49 AM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies · 1,082+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/10 | Kevin Bogardus
    The labor movement plans to lend its considerable weight to help pass President Barack Obama’s proposed bank fee this year. Envisioned as a tax on big banks to help recoup the government’s losses from the 2008 bailout of Wall Street, the proposal has attracted labor support. Unions see the tax as a part of a broader agenda for financial regulatory reform. Several union officials told The Hill they plan to make the fee a part of their campaign platform when deciding which candidates to support for the 2010 midterm elections. “We’re already campaigning all over the country about banks,” said...
  • AFL-CIO's Trumka Denounces Town Meeting "Mobs," Ignores His Own

    08/07/2009 12:59:56 AM PDT · by South40 · 10 replies · 916+ views
    NLPC ^ | 8/7/2009 | Carl Horowitz
    Almost nobody doubts that come September, Richard Trumka will become the AFL-CIO's next president, replacing the retiring John Sweeney. Having occupied the labor federation's secretary-treasurer position for nearly 14 years, he's done everything his boss and the ideological faithful could ask of him. That's a major reason why he and his slate are running unopposed. But more than Sweeney, Trumka, a trained lawyer, has a palpably combative edge, much of it honed during his tenure as head of the United Mine Workers of America. His far Left populism was on display Thursday in his written denunciation of the "mob rule"...
  • WaPo Publishes Glowing Article About Incoming AFL-CIO Leader; Ignores Sleazy Background

    07/14/2009 3:02:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies · 434+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Washington Post has published a glowing article about likely incoming AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka (photo), titled "Trumka Hopes to Mend the AFL-CIO." Writer Chris Cillizza asks in the very first sentence of his story, "Can Richard Trumka reunite the labor movement?" Cillizza portrays Trumka as genuinely puzzled over the reason for the big split in the labor movement: With Trumka's election virtually ensured, the central question is whether he can heal the rift that occurred four years ago when the Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters (among others) left the AFL-CIO to form a new labor coalition known...