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.
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.
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.