Organized labor gives Obama high grades so far

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    Organized labor gives Obama high grades so far - White House- msnbc.com

    So far, so good, union leaders say in assessing President Barack Obama’s performance in his first two months in office.


    The Obama team could be “much harder in bargaining with the counterparties” to AIG’s investment insurance contracts, he said. Those counterparties have included banks and financial firms such as Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.


    Obama “has been an incredibly strong advocate for working families in this country,” said Anna Burger, head of Change to Win. “You hear members of Congress not being as big and bold as he is. In this economic crisis facing our country, this is the time for big and bold action.”

    Thea Lee, policy director of the AFL-CIO labor confederation, pointed to Obama signing into law a bill making it easier for workers to file suit in cases of alleged sex discrimination, and a bill to expand taxpayer-provided medical insurance for children of low-income families.

    “Pretty high marks for the Obama administration, given the depths of the economic crisis they face,” Lee said.
     
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    always look for the Union Label....
     
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    why wouldn't they? After all Obama just removed the union's responsibility for telling union members that they don't have to pay for union political efforts via union dues if said members disagree with the union's political activities. In fact most members don't know that they don't have to pay any dues beyond the costs of collective bargaining efforts. Funny how unions don't want their members to know these things.

    So by denying union members the right to know this, obama has just increased union coffers.
     
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    ARe stockholders of corporations allowed to not pay for political efforts via corporate profits?

    No?

    Didn't think so.
     
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    Last time I checked, Ed, people are not forced to buy stocks. But, a lot of people are forced to join a union and are forced to pay union dues.

    Nice try though
     
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