Wednesday, September 4, 2013

All Hands Off Deck: 40,000 Strong Longshoremen’s Union Leaves AFL-CIO. Why? Obamacare

"In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation's largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation.

In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the dissolution of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO's support of Obamacare." - Citing Obamacare, 40,000 Longshoremen Quit the AFL-CIO,, 09/02/2013

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