Thursday, August 13, 2009

Labor Leader To Blue Dogs: "Don't DARE Ask For Support" If You Stand in the Way

And if you stab us in the back on health care this year don’t you dare ask us for our support next year!

AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka traveled to Nevada on Monday to address the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) to talk about the new approach the labor movement will be taking towards conservative "Blue Dog" Democrats and Senate centrists like Senators Max Baucus and Blanche Lincoln.

The SMWIA is the first union to have suspended all campaign donations to ALL Democratic candidates until the Employee Free Choice Act and a bill addressing real Health Care Reform are passed. The SMWIA, along with a coalition of over a dozen unions will be running ads next week targeting several Democratic Senators and a Republican.

Read it all at Daily Kos

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