Do labor unions think they improve their case by denouncing America?
Truth is Lost in Translation for Card Check
It was bound to happen: International labor groups defamed U.S. employers as they enjoyed their time at the AFL-CIO’s let’s-bash-America shindig this week. To wit, the labor group UNI regurgitated American labor’s bogus claim that tens of thousands of employees are fired during secret ballot organizing elections:
But that number refers to every single working American who received any amount of backpay for an employer’s labor violation — the real number is a tiny fraction of that figure. Maybe it’s a problem with converting to the metric system.
Meanwhile, the AFL-CIO’s John Sweeney let loose this equally dubious hyperbole:
“Corporations are sinking to new lows in the United States, thwarting workers’ freedom to form unions at every turn, and our nation’s labor laws are helpless to stop them.”
Suuuuuuure … that must be the only reason people don’t want to join unions.
More hectoring and distortion from the AFL-CIO here. They’re obviously preaching to their base — their declining base — and have given up trying to convince the general public of the validity of their arguments. It’s a strategy that could indeed raise lots of money and maximize political influence with a small group of like-minded people, but in the long-term it achieves nothing more than animosity and impotence.
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