Monday, April 19, 2010

Card-Check Splits Teamster Endorsement

When he was for the job-destroying Employee Free Choice Act, Teamsters Local 71 liked North Carolina's Senate candidate Cal Cunningham.  When he came out against it, they dumped him:
The Charlotte branch of the Teamsters union broke with its leadership Monday on a U.S. Senate endorsement, saying a candidate went back on his commitment to a pro-labor proposal.

Teamsters Local 71 said it is endorsing N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall for the May 4 Democratic primary. The local president, Ted Russell, said his members were concerned after candidate Cal Cunningham’s comments in an interview with The Associated Press that he would not pursue a so-called “card check” plan to make it easier for unions to organize.

Oh well. To love and to have learned is better than not loving at all, right?

“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

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