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?
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…………