AFL-CIO Leads Unions in Rejecting Green New Deal

Pictured: Ocasio-Cortez y mucho bien Titteros.

ㅤ”The AFL-CIO Energy Committee has issued a letter to the Democrats pushing for a Green New Deal, rejecting the proposal as ‘not achievable or realistic,’ according to the Washington Examiner.
ㅤThe AFL-CIO’s letter was written on behalf of eight other unions, including North America’s Building Trades Unions and United Steelworkers, and sent to Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who introduced the Green New Deal resolution last month.
ㅤ’We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions the speak to the jobs our members and the critical sectors of the economy,’ the AFL-CIO said in the letter. ‘We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered.'”

Full story at Newsmax. Posted here on 3/12/19. See “afl-cio, labor, trade unions, united steelworkers, green new deal.”

AFL-CIO lauds Trump’s tariffs

Pictured: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

ㅤ”‘For years, we have called attention to the predatory practices of some steel exporting countries. Such practices hurt working people and cheat companies that produce in the U.S. We applaud the administration’s efforts today to fix this problem,’ AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement.”

Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/1/18.ㅤTags: richard trumka, afl-cio, tariffs.

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Labor leaders claim very productive meeting with Trump on NAFTA


ㅤ”The leaders were: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa; Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton; International Association of Machinists President Robert Martinez Jr.; United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard; and United Autoworkers President Dennis Williams.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from workdayminnesota(.org) – 2/21/18.ㅤTags: labor leaders, afl-cio, teamsters, machinists, steelworkers, autoworkers, nafta.

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