Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The AFL-CIO's New Approach To Politics

AFL We've reported on some of the recent discontent with Democrats that is felt among labor leaders.  In a similar vein, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumpka, in an interview with The Huffington Post, signaled a shift in the union's political strategy.  Although he reiterated his support for Obama, he decried the current environment as the worse he had seen.  As a result, he is going to attempt to shift the union's campaign operations from focusing primarly on elections to a broader effort aimed also at lobbying lawmakers after the election.

Some specifics appear to be establishing permanent campaign operations that don't end after an election, creating a super PAC, and bolstering their network of local community workers.  The results of these changes remain to be seen, so stay tuned.

Hat Tip:  Michael Duff

-JH

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The Republican Party has its own Super Pac. Think about it it is called ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Corporate Americas back door into Politics with out putting their CEO's and or their minions into the Congress or even the White House. Corporate America's opportunity to write or re-write any or all legislation and actually have control of the country through State Legislatures.

Posted by: Tim Greene | Sep 6, 2011 2:03:05 AM

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