Theodore's World: UNIONS Threaten Obama: Do More For Us Or We'll Pull Funding

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May 21, 2011

UNIONS Threaten Obama: Do More For Us Or We'll Pull Funding

The nation‘s largest labor federation is weighing whether to pull political support from congressional Democrats who aren’t doing enough to back labor unions.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is expected to issue the warning in a speech Friday at the National Press Club.

The AFL-CIO’s executive council is considering a plan that could spend less on congressional races and more on fighting state battles like those in Wisconsin and Ohio, where lawmakers want to weaken collective bargaining rights and reduce union clout.

Wild Thing's comment........

The UNIONS got tons of money in the various stimuls packages, money to spend on democrat campagians. And they want MORE? Sickening!

Posted by Wild Thing at May 21, 2011 04:45 AM


The NLRB, COLA and a few ohers along with Collective Bargaining Rights was all created to hurt business. These Health Care packages came about after WW 2. It was a way to create incentive to get more people to work for you as opposed to your competition... Now these are not considered incentives rather demands and the demands become greater with each contract and the business has to pay up. When State workers are involved, the Taxpayer is held hostage by democrat politicians in order for them to get re elected. Collective Bargaining is another tool given to the Unions to threaten Society, or the business into giving them more freebies, that they do not work for.

It has gotten so bad, they tell companies what you should pay an apprentice, An apprentice is one who goes for coffee, or parts, aka, the Gofer, and virtually does and knows nothing about the trade, yet gets paid Union scale, which amounts to 2-3 times minimum wage, and for what, because he belongs to a Union.

With this in mind, what has it gotten us. Business's hands are tied to negotiate and must abide by the rules of the union and left leaning policies, that do nothing but destroy business. It used to be if you worked 8 hours, and you were paid for 8 hours then that was the end of the deal, but now the Unions want an unfair advantage. This has to change or we as a country can not survive.

Posted by: Mark at May 21, 2011 08:02 AM

The Unions have done a remarkable job of turning Obama's plung in the poles around. After all if he was judged on his accomplishments he would be on the run and not running for re-election

Posted by: Avitar at May 21, 2011 01:17 PM