Podcast: Labor’s Independence and the Stakes in the 2012 Elections

Today we discuss responses to a recent speech delivered by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the political independence of the labor movement.


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  • Thank you Scott, Trumka's words of "independence" sounds great; however it seems to lack the force of a permanent coalition body to enable greater empowerment to labor's independence and for all within the broad coalition to whichTrumka speaks. Also: if Trumka under the banner of the AFL-CIO, aims to /to build toward an independent third party, why not summit with the coalition forces to initiate discussion around a program that builds toward that end. Not having access to his overall vision, any clarification offered here is welcomed. Thank you.

    Posted by M., 06/02/2011 8:04pm (7 years ago)

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