AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka celebrates Independence Day today by bashing freedom.
The Examiner reported:
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has a 4th of July-themed column in the Huffington Post musing on the word freedom and how it is interpreted by the Republican Party. His conclusion is that they use the word to con people.
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Let’s call this right-wing “freedom” catch phrase what it really is: a grossly political strategy to dupe the public, which holds the word “freedom” as something sacred.
According to Trumka, giving people or groups freedom in how they conduct their affairs is a bad idea because they might make the wrong decision… Like maybe opting out of paying union dues.
Membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – Wisconsin’s second-largest public-sector union – was cut in half when members were given the “freedom” to choose to belong to the union or not.