Monday, March 1, 2010

Is Obama as Bad as Bush for Union Bosses?

By reading some of the comments made by union bosses in BusinessWeek, one might wonder if the labor leaders wasted a whole bunch of their members' money back in 2008 or whether they set their expectations far too high.

“We’re demoralized,” said Robert Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “We’re not happy about anything.”

“The labor movement is at a crossroads, and it has to rethink its political strategy,” said Amy Dean, a former labor official who is co-author of “A New New Deal,” a book about reshaping the labor movement. “The conversations that we are having at our kitchen tables and our living rooms that express our disappointment with this administration are very similar to the conversations that we had under the Bush administration.”

Ouch!

On labor issues, to compare President Obama to President Bush, is stunning!

Read the rest here.

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