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Response to mcmurphy (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 07:36 PM

37. Im sorry but you don't know what you're talking about.

1) Union dues do not and cannot by law be donated to political campaigns. Money that unions donate must be raised separately through PACs. Members who give do so voluntarily and know what they are doing. That union members are supporting "a party with which, for whatever reasons, one does not agree..." is a right-wing talking point.

Here is an explanation on the NTEU website: http://www.nteu.org/tepac.aspx

2) "The Democratic Party" is not the "DLC." If the two were synonymous, a lot more people would be tombstoned off this website, where we are required to support the Democratic Party, but many of us loathe the DLC.

3) Calling President Trumka a "visible symbol of rot" is an ad hominem attack and not proof that he supports the DLC. I challenge you to find any speech or statement of his that supports the neoliberal agenda. He's been out there fighting it since he became President. He's gone to the G-20, to OECD, to Brazil to meet with Lula, everywhere to decry the neoliberal model.

http://www.esquire.com/features/americans-2011/richard-trumka-1211
http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Trumka-to-Global-Leaders-Jobs-Not-Cutbacks
http://www.aflcio.org/Press-Room/Speeches/Remarks-by-AFL-CIO-President-Richard-L.-Trumka-for-the-Global-Progressive-Forum-AFL-CIO-Washington-DC


Get your facts straight and post something other than anti-union grime and then we can have an intelligent conversation. 'Till then, I'm out.

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