AFL-CIO own workers strike against the Union

This should just about finish the once megalithic union. What an advertisement. It’s own worker bees striking against it. A long way from the violence and murder of Eddie York. Trumka has come a long way. Read more about Trumka’s history of condoning union violence and corruption in the Foundation’s eye-opening Fact Sheet (PDF).

Janitors, support staff vote to strike against America’s largest labor group

Workers at AFL-CIO’s Washington, D.C., headquarters are fed up with the “anti-union” attitude of America’s largest labor union.

The janitors who empty the waste baskets at the AFL-CIO say the union fails to live up to its values. On Tuesday the cleaning staff voted to authorize a strike against the 12.4 million member union, a week after picketing in front of its Washington, D.C., headquarters. Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 2 (OPEIU), which falls under the AFL-CIO umbrella, called the labor giant’s reputation into question, saying, “The AFL-CIO is anti-union” on its website.

“The bargaining unit has voted unanimously to give strike authorization to OPEIU Local 2,” the union said in an Oct. 9 post. The website goes on to say that the AFL-CIO’s treatment of its own staffers could signify “the death of labor” in the United States.

The contract is dangerously hypocritical of the AFL-CIO, which is supposed to be a leader of unions,” the site says. “If we agree to this contract, we are signaling to every other union out there that they should accept these terms from their employers.”

The move against sick leave and other AFL-CIO demands led Local 2 officials to declare “the house of labor = the house of hypocrisy” on its website. The AFL-CIO has campaigned aggressively for paid sick leave mandates at the local, state, and federal level no matter the cost.

“You shouldn’t have to work while sick,” an AFL-CIO website says. “When you have access to paid sick days, it makes everyone healthier and more productive.”

“Management pushed several proposals that completely contradict its mission to ‘work tirelessly to improve the lives of working people,’ Local 2 said, linking to AFL-CIO’s mission statement. “We know how the organization can improve, and we are part of the solution.” More at Free Beacon

The chickens are coming home to roost. Recall this?

AFL-CIO Richard Trumka and the Murder of Eddie York

As president of the United Mine Workers (UMW) union, Trumka led multiple violent strikes. Trumka’s fiery rhetoric often appeared to condone militancy and violence, especially against workers who dared to continue to provide for their families by working during a strike…………


9 Responses to “AFL-CIO own workers strike against the Union”

  1. Kid Says:

    Could it be that union people are recognizing hat non-union people have it better? Years ago, when Mad and I were still entertaining some good people (but commies) by sharing an occasional dinner, the male of the other couple – a union steward in the post office – revealed that if he took a sick day he’d be fired (Yes really), I exclaimed that I work for a private – for profit company, and I can show up late on occasion and use all of my 6 paid sick days and no problemo, Hell I can even take a no pay day if all sick and vacation days are used up, so what exactly is the union Doing for its members? Crickets…
    He looked at me like I was a bug.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      I remember in the hey day of Unions they had the private sector by the throat. Every time a contract was due it was a constant state of anxiety.
      Finally. I think too, people are figuring out it was nothing but a money machine for its leaders.
      Now they still have the government by the throat..schools in particular, and our kids suffer. Let us hope that this too will fade.


      • Kid Says:

        Bunkerville…….. Schools. I do believe LOCAL public unions are raping us much more than the feds.


      • bunkerville Says:

        Agree.. what is worse, a bad teacher can’t be fired. A whole class for that year suffers for the rest of their lives. I can’t tell you how many teacher couples retired to Florida…getting 80 percent each one of their salary.


      • Kid Says:

        One of my lunch pals has a sister who is retired and getting 100% of her former salary. Indiana.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Linda Says:

    Unions have long outlived their purposes. Agree with GP Cox.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. GP Cox Says:

    IMO, unions have outlived their purpose.

    Liked by 5 people

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