Firefighters Union To AFL-CIO: Butt Out Of Liberal Politics And Stick To Representing Workers

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 11, 2013 10:02 AM
The AFL-CIO needs to stick with representing workers and stop embracing liberal politics and trying to take on social causes of the far left, says the head of the International Association of Fire Fighters [IAFF]. As reported by The Washington Times, IAFF president Harold Schaitberger believes there is “great value” in labor unions aligning with political groups, but only as a secondary mission. Schaitberger says the AFL-CIO’s push to bring environmental groups and other “progressive” organizations into the federation raises concerns that politics have become the priority over the representation of union workers.