This almost escaped our attention (h/t Romantic Poet), but you had better pay attention to it. The following [emphasis added] is from People’s World, the self-described publisher of news and views of the Communist Party USA:
The AFL-CIO executive committee voted unanimously this morning to join One Nation, Working Together, a new national coalition of labor and civil rights groups that has as its purpose to “reorder America’s priorities by investing in the nation’s most valuable resource – its people.”
The labor, civil rights, environmental, faith and other organizations that have formed the new coalition intend to replace unemployment and economic crisis faced by the country’s majority with “nothing less than a future of shared prosperity for all our people,” the AFL-CIO said in a statement after it voted to join One Nation.
“None of us alone have been able to achieve our priorities,” said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
One Nation’s first official act as a coalition will be a march on Washington on Oct. 2, which unions say will energize an army of tens of thousands who will return to their neighborhoods, churches, schools and voting booths to prevent a Republican takeover of Congress in November and begin building a new permanent coalition to fight for a progressive agenda.
Had Richard “the Fifth” Trumka stood at a podium and declared “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs” it could not have been more clear:
The AFL-CIO is now, officially and on the record, aligned with Marxism as a political agenda—they may call it progressivism, or little purple pills, it matters not–it is Marxism…
…and they intend to win in November.
[UPDATE] The Wall Street Journal is reporting that bitter rivals SEIU and AFL-CIO are teaming up to drive GOTV in November:
The leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union have agreed to coordinate spending millions of dollars in the midterm elections to support pro-union candidates, most of them Democrats.
The two labor organizations say they have a combined $88 million or more to deploy in this year’s election cycle. It’s not clear how much of that money they will pool together.
The renewed alliance between the two big labor groups comes as Democrats are battling to retain control of both houses of Congress. The AFL-CIO and SEIU plan to target elections in 26 states, all but five of which they consider battleground territory, including California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The union campaign organizations plan to contact 15 million people in union-member households to generate votes in races for Congress, governor and state legislatures
Note: The AFL-CIO is a federation of 56 different unions. The money the federation is committing does not include the expenditures of the individual unions. For example, AFSCME has pledged $50 million to the November elections.
“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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