As a member of the American Federation of Teachers since 1969 I looked over the #SOTU speech to see what he had to say about unions and worker rights.
Well, in his (thankfully last) State of the Union speech Obama didn’t say the words “trade union” or “labor” or suggest that workers should join unions. He had nothing to say about labor legislation. He said nothing about Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the court suit that could weaken all public employee unions.
He did his best to boost the Trans Pacific Partnership job killing treaty, though.
Obama didn’t say a word about Flint, Michigan where an un-elected official (forced on the city by a Republican governor) changed the water supply to the city and poisoned all the citizens.
Yet he spent a lot of time bragging how many bombs he dropped, as if Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen aren’t all disasters.
I understand they let an AFL-CIO officer into the gallery. Whoop-dee-do.
You know at one time working in elections was just a supplement to collective bargaining and strikes. Now it’s all that unions do.
How many of our current labor leaders have even been on strike?