AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was Obama’s special guest tonight at his jobs and spending speech. While Trumka sat in the gallery his AFL-CIO brothers and sisters were storming the Port of Longview, overpowering and holding security guards, damaging railroad cars, and dumping grain.
Earlier today Trumka released a 9-11 Anniversary statement where he attacked Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers.
From the official AFL-CIO Blog:
In state after state this year—with the heroism of 9/11 less than a decade behind us—politicians targeted the paychecks, benefits and basic rights of these workers in a rabid campaign to shift government support to tax breaks for the wealthy and already profitable corporations.
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Wealthy CEOs, anti-government extremist front groups and frothing talk show hosts—from the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks to the Koch brothers, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads group, Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the American Legislative Exchange Council—also pushed open the door to hate.