FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Beck nails it on the head on today’s unions
If you wondered why Glenn Beck is reviled by the Left, it’s because he’s so often right on his targets and, in this case, he hit the rusty old nail on the head shattering it.
A couple of factoids that Beck didn’t touch on in the above clip:
- In 1997, following the ascension of DSA-member John Sweeney to head the AFL-CIO, the AFL-CIO’s 21st Constitutional Convention repealed the AFL-CIO’s decades old anti-Communist pledge.
James Cavanaugh applauded when delegates to the 21st Constitutional Convention unanimously repealed language in the federation’s constitution barring members of the Communist Party from full participation in the AFL-CIO or its subordinate bodies.
Cavanaugh, president of the South Central Federation of Labor in Madison, Wisconsin told the World his organization had petitioned the AFL-CIO “for years” to remove the constitutional bar. “Now they’ve done it,” he said.
- The AFL-CIO’s current boss, Richard “the Fifth” Trumka is apparently silent as to how the “ethical practices” clause was removed from the AFL-CIO Consititution.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka kept his determined silence, refusing to explain or investigate how an “ethical practices” clause that had been in effect since the founding of the Labor Federation in the 1950s, had been removed in the 2005 edition of the Constitution.
They’ll squeal, “McCarthyism!” They’ll deflect and deny. But they can’t refute.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776