AFL-CIO Turning Into Leftist Community Organizing Groups

Posted: Sep 10, 2013 3:10 PM
AFL-CIO Turning Into Leftist Community Organizing Groups

Labor unions have been shedding members faster than Miley Cyrus shedding her clothes and now, they're pretty much giving up their duties to represent workers.

Facing what AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka called a “crisis” of membership, officials took the dramatic step at their annual convention of adopting a resolution that invites anyone in the country to join, regardless of union affiliation.

The move faced stiff resistance from union officials who fear the AFL-CIO’s primary mission of representing workers will be left behind if the federation becomes a mouthpiece for liberal and progressive groups.
Despite the resistance, the resolution was adopted without a single “nay” vote being heard in the convention hall.

Supporters of the move to a broader membership standard said the AFL-CIO can no longer define itself by the narrow collective bargaining laws that are being challenged across the country.

A fear unions might turn into mouthpieces for liberal and progressive groups? We're already there. Obamacare is a shining example. Here's AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka bragging about shoving the legislation down the throats of Republicans.

Fast forward a few years Trumka isn't so keen on Obamacare and has admitted things need to be fixed before the 40 hour work week and healthcare plans for members, are destroyed.

A blind and militant following of liberal policies by union leadership has led to the mass exodus of members over the years. With this latest move to allow non-workers to join, it's fair union leadership is finally embracing, and being open about their true intentions: promoting progressive and big government policies.

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