We’re not party animals
6.14.2011 Leave a comment
And we’ll build up our labor movement — in the workplace and in political life.
We want an independent labor movement strong enough to return balance to our economy, fairness to our tax system, security to our families and moral and economic standing to our nation.
We can’t simply build the power of any political party or any candidate. For too long we’ve been left after the election holding a canceled check and asking someone to pay attention to us. No more! No more!
Our goal is not to help candidates or parties, our goal is to improve the lives of working families and strengthen our country, and that’s what we’re going to do.
When it comes to politics, we’re looking for real champions of working women and men.
And I have a message for some of our “friends.” It doesn’t matter if candidates and parties are controlling the wrecking ball or simply standing aside — the outcome is the same either way.
- AFL-CIO’s Trumka Calls for Labor Movement Separate from Parties: ‘I’ve Had a Snootful of This Shit!’ (alternet.org)
- Finally someone takes a stand for the middle class – Organized Labor (proseandthorn.wordpress.com)
- AFL-CIO Threatens To Primary Tim Johnson Over CEO Pay (huffingtonpost.com)
- AFL-CIO’s Trumka Calls for Labor Movement Separate from Parties (politicore.wordpress.com)
- Dissent interviews Iranian labor leader (talkingunion.wordpress.com)
- “AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Friday that workers want an “independent” labor movement designed to help the working class, not a specific party or candidate…” and related posts (independentpoliticalreport.com)
- Trumka Wants “Independent” Labor Movement, Divorced from Party (news.firedoglake.com)
- Richard Trumka Threatens To Abandon Democrats In 2012 Unless They Fight Harder For Labor (huffingtonpost.com)
- What Wisconsin Has Wrought: Labor Unrest Spreads (time.com)
- Labor looking to distance themselves from Democrats? (hotair.com)