While we have no doubts today’s union bosses like the AFL-CIO’s Rich Trumka want to see the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act passed at all costs (including spending $1.5 billion of union members’ money on getting Democrats elected in 2006 and 2008), we do question his sincerity when he says EFCA will create jobs.
Speaking at the National Press Club this afternoon, AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka made a bold prediction: The Employee Free Choice Act–the flagship legislation of the labor movement–will pass in the first quarter of 2010.“I think you’ll see the Employee Free Choice Act pass in the first quarter of 2010,” Trumka said. “You’ll have it have some real effect. We’ll start creating and making new jobs in this country again.”That will probably come as news to a lot of Democrats who are looking to make a quick pivot from health care to a jobs bill. Unless EFCA was attached to a bigger jobs package… [Emphasis added.]
While we’ve been calling the job-destroying Employee Free FORCED Choice Act a hallucinogenically-named bill for a few years, until now, it was always tongue and cheek…
We never really thought union bosses were doing illicit drugs…only that their ambitions to remove workers’ right to vote on unionization clouded their morals like a hallucinogen.
But, if Trumka really believes that EFCA and higher unionization will create jobs instead of destroying them, we’re not so sure anymore.
“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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