Unions Meet With White House Officials Today

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 13, 2009 12:19 PM
It's been a busy few days on the labor front. Over the weekend, labor groups rallied against Wal-Mart near their HQ in Little Rock, Arkansas, at an event featuring the famously corrupt union leader Richard Trumka. Today, a dozen unions are getting exclusive access to the President via a private meeting in the White House. On the official agenda is not only union issues, but health care, where they're trying to negotiate an exclusion from a proposed House rule that would tax health benefits. On the unofficial agenda, they'll also be lobbying for union tax exemptions from things like cute puppies, chocolate goodies, and summer cocktails.