Posts Tagged ‘ AFL-CIO ’

Politifact Bends Backwards to Bash Union Mailer

September 22, 2010

The AFL-CIO is sending mailers to union members in Florida touting Kendrick Meek and pointing out that Marco Rubio is not exactly worker friendly. The mailer makes three assertions: Rubio opposes extending unemployment benefits Rubio is anti-union rights Rubio is pro-outsourcing These assertions are pretty easy to back up with real life examples of Marco [...]

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Unions 101 – Happy Labor Day

September 6, 2010

The Unions 101 series will take to the airwaves in celebration of Labor Day today – 2 hours of music of, by, and in solidarity with the working class. After our West Central Florida Central Labor Council’s picninc for 5,000 union members and their families, tune in to WMNF 88.5 FM from 4-6 pm in [...]

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Unions 101 – We Are All Working Class

July 28, 2010

Having just left Las Vegas – a trip I set out on with the trepidatious goal of avoiding as much of the traditional Vegas Strip experience as possible, I’ve been ruminating on the efficiency of the Vegas machine at doing exactly what it is designed to do – extracting wealth from willing victims. Then Digby [...]

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