Card Check: Who’s Trying to Turn Public Opinion?

By June 22, 2009Labor Unions

The AFL-CIO union’s secretary-treasurer, Richard Trumka recently claimed:

…organizations like the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and giant corporations are bombarding the airwaves and filling major newspapers with pricey advertisements designed to turn public opinion against the proposed legislation.

[Our emphasis.]

Trumka’s statement implies that public opinion already supports EFCA. This is clearly not the case. A poll of general election voters conducted by McLaughlin & Associates highlights that the reality is that the majority of voters oppose EFCA.

Unfortunately organized labor and their front groups are engaged in an effort to redirect the focus away from the details of the bill. But when you’re writing laws, it’s the details that matter.

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