AFL-CIO Shifting Resources.

President Barack Obama should probably think about either campaigning with the “fine” private sector or changing his policies to gain back unions’ trust.

The AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the U.S., announced in the middle of election season that it will redistribute funds away from supporting political candidates.

According to the U.S. News’ Washington Whispers, “The federation says the shift has been in the works for months.”

“We wanted to start investing our funds in our own infrastructure and advocacy,” AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein told Whispers. ”There will be less contributions to candidates.”

Whispers says this means funds will be pulled from candidates “including President Obama.”

Although this withdrawal of support comes a week after the president neglected to appear in Wisconsin, where labor unions led a failed recall campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Goldstein claims the strategy “is not a slight at the president.”

“Some candidates will get more, some less, some the same — but overall we’ll be focused more on spending resource to built our own structure [that] works for working people instead of others’ own structures,” Goldstein said.  Read the full article at the


Posted on June 18, 2012, in Labor Relations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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