Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Unions Have Become Democrats' ATM Machine

Ken Sagar, president of the Iowa Federation of Labor has a bone to pick with Democrats.
I understand that a party that alleges to support workers and advance the middle class, uses the labor movement as an ATM, as a source of free campaign workers, as a strong back to carry them to victory, and a perceived weak mind that would not notice the huge disparity between promises and deliveries. Suffice to say, we have noticed.

Sagar's not alone. Union bosses and other Lefties all over the country have been grousing over the Democrats' inability to pass the job-destroying and hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act and, more recently, failing to seat hand-picked SEIU attorney Craig Becker onto the National Labor Relations Board.

Connie Leyva, president of Local 1428 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents grocery workers in western San Bernardino County, said she was "infuriated" by that [Becker] vote....

"The hard part for us is getting our Democratic elected officials to commit to doing what they're supposed to do," she said. "They're wavering and they need to act."

We've been saying for quite some time that the Democratic Party has become the de facto Labor Party in the United States.  However, after spending hundreds of millions of dollars to secure the obedience of the Democratic majorites in Congress (and the White House), apparently union bosses are beginning to feel they've been scammed.
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