Obama met with union leaders and MoveOn.org last week at the White House.
Evidently, Obama felt it was important to include the radical leftist group at the meeting.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (2nd L) talks to reporters, beside Executive Director of MoveOn.org Justin Ruben (L), SEIU President Mary Kay Henry (2nd R) and AFSCME President Lee Saunders. (Reuters)
Last Tuesday Barack Obama met with national union leaders and the leaders of MoveOn.org and Center for American Progress at the White House.
Less than a week later these same groups have joined together to organize Black Friday Walmart protests.
What a coincidence?
The Daily Caller reported:
MoveOn.org has jumped into the fight for a unionized Wal-Mart workforce.
The liberal group has sent emails to its list nationwide, urging a mass-protest outside Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday. The organization is encouraging people to strike against management even if they aren’t Wal-Mart employees themselves.
“Instead of listening to and learning from its workers, Wal-Mart has sought to silence us and retaliate against those who dare to speak up,” MoveOn.org said in its email to supporters. “Warehouse workers who work for Wal-Mart contractors have also experienced retaliation for speaking out. Now, Wal-Mart workers have had enough.”
Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.
“On Black Friday, and throughout the Holiday Season, we’re standing up for an end to the retaliation against workers who speak out for what’s right for our families, our communities, and our country,” the left-wing organization continued. “Will you show your support?”
Liberal union groups OUR Wal-Mart and Making Change at Wal-Mart, which are working to organize the planned strike, are aggressively trying to harness dues from Wal-Mart’s massive workforce.
Gee, do you think the Walmart protests came up during the White House meetings with Obama?