AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

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    some interesting background on Mr. Trumka.






    some tidbits-

    As president of the United Mine Workers (UMW) union, Trumka led multiple violent strikes. Trumka’s fiery rhetoric often appeared to condone militancy and violence, especially against workers who dared to continue to provide for their families by working during a strike. As a Virginia judge ruled in 1989, "violent activities are being organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union."

    Take the murder of Eddie York, a nonunion contractor, who was shot in the back of the head and killed while leaving a worksite in 1993. Trumka and other UMW officials were charged in a $27 million wrongful death suit by Eddie York’s widow. After fighting the suit intensely for four years, UMW lawyers settled suddenly in 1997 -- just two days after the judge in the case ruled evidence in the criminal trial would be admitted.

    Incoming AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's Ugly History of Violence and Corruption | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation



    1989 UMW strike against Pittston Coal -- Virginia Circuit Court Judge Donald McGlothlin Jr. declared that "the evidence shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that violent activities are being organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union." (Feder, Don. "Senate takes a walk on issue of labor unrest." Boston Herald 29 Apr. 1990)

    * Unanimous Virginia Supreme Court reinforced Judge McGlothlin’s findings: "Union officials took active roles in these unlawful activities. Notwithstanding the large fines, the Union never represented to the court that it regretted or intended to cease its lawless actions. To the contrary, the utter defiance of the rule of law continued unabated." (Miller, Steven. "Louts and Rat World." Nevada Journal July 1990)



    fact sheet with citations-
    http://www.nrtw.org/files/nrtw/Trumka Fact Sheet.pdf
     
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    In Virginia huh...

    "That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of maladministration; and that, when any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal." -- 1776 Constitution of VA

    yeah, nothing radical or violent suggested there...
     
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    those founding bastards!!!!:lol:
     
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    I'm sure that gives Eddie York great comfort, his family too.
     
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    It is not my opinion that Richard Trumka ought to be allowed to influence elections any more than any other corporate entities. that is i agree with F.A. Hayek rather than John Roberts
     

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