AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka (@RichardTrumka) tweeted at 2:37 PM on Thu, Aug 08, 2019:
“We condemn these raids in the strongest possible terms and pledge our full support to @UFCW and the working people of Mississippi as they work to win justice for all those who were unfairly targeted.”
We condemn these raids in the strongest possible terms and pledge our full support to @UFCW and the working people of Mississippi as they work to win justice for all those who were unfairly targeted.
— Richard Trumka (@RichardTrumka) August 8, 2019
Even as ICE agents release 300 of 700 detainees in Mississippi on humanitarian grounds.
Big labor is embedded in American Corporate and Political culture. The history of Labor’s advocacy on behalf of the American worker in light of the Immigration Crisis may be worth reviewing. The issue impacts working Americans, whether they belong to a union or not. The U.S. Economy as a whole is affected by cozy relations of Organized Labor and the United States Government, specifically elected officials:
“Organized labor spent a record $1.7 billion on politics and lobbying during the 2016 election cycle, with the vast majority of money coming from member dues and supporting Democrats.
The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR), a nonprofit union watchdog, found that unions spent $1.713 billion on political activities and lobbying. The watchdog group analyzed federal labor filings that disclose how much unions spend on political activities at the federal, state, and local level, as well as Federal Election Commission records collected by OpenSecrets.com. Stan Greer, the researcher behind the study, said 75 percent of the money spent on politics from union treasuries rather than campaign PACs or other independent union-backed political operations.
‘Big Labor is increasingly turning its focus away from workplace matters and more and more towards buying political influence,‘ Greer said in a statement.” (See Free Beacon, above).
Watch for upcoming feature on AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka and his direct involvement with the administration of former president Barack Obama.
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