The growing rift between labor and their Democratic allies was on full display Thursday, as AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told reporters that labor groups were planning to scale back their involvement with the Democratic Party in advance of the 2012 elections.Of course, though they may create their own "structures", they're still going to send millions of dollars to Democrats because they really don't have anywhere else to spend their political dollars. They won't support GOP candidates unless they can find some liberal RINO who promises to give them what they want.
Going forward, Trumka said, the labor movement would build up their own political structures and organizations of its own rather than contribute to and depend on the Democratic party’s political operation.
“We’re going to use a lot of our money to build structures that work for working people” Trumka said. “You’re going to see us give less money to give money to build structures for others and more of our money will be used to build our own structure.”...
“Let’s assume we spent $100 in the last election,” he said, explaining the union’s position.
“The day after election day, we were no stronger than we were the day before,” said Trumka. “If we had spent that [$100] on creating a structure for working people that would be there year round, then we are stronger.”
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Can you blame them? They've sunk billions of dollars in union dues to fund Democrat candidates and don't really have much to show for it (except for ownership of GM and Chrysler, and that could be a net negative):
Posted by Rick Moore on 8/25/2011