Labor Union chiefs are not happy with President Obama. They bought and paid for his election with “grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength.”
Now labor unions are talking about ending the symbiosis between them and the Democratic party. They will stand by him for re-election, using their SEIU goons where necessary. What’s different is that they have come to the realization that, like any other business, they have to grow their business (membership) on their own. Sink or swim. Thankfully, they simply can’t count on the government making laws to do it for them.
The AFL-CIO’s president, Richard Trumka, says it’s part of a new strategy for labor to build an independent voice separate from the Democratic Party.
Big Labor is facing a new reality alright. They are beginning to see that it is not the job of the federal government to boost union rolls or union jobs. Or at the very least, that President Obama can’t deliver what they paid for. They shouldn’t feel singled out though. President Obama hasn’t a clue how to create permanent jobs for anyone, union or otherwise.