Saturday, August 13, 2011

Unions Pissed At DNC For Holding 2012 Convention In Right-To-Work Charlotte, NC, Threaten Boycott

First, unions were outraged at Richard Milhous Obama using non-union labor for his recent Chicago birthday fundraiser.

Now, some unions are threatening a boycott of the 2012 DNC Convention because it's a right to work state, using non-union labor (AP via Sister Toldjah).

About a dozen trade unions plan to sit out the 2012 Democratic convention because they’re angry that it’s being held in a right-to-work state and frustrated that Democrats haven’t done enough to create jobs.

The move could pose a larger problem for President Barack Obama next year if an increasingly dispirited base of labor activists becomes so discouraged that it doesn’t get the rank-and-file to the polls in the usual strong numbers.

The unions — all part of the AFL-CIO’s building and construction trades unit — told party officials this week they are gravely disappointed that labor was not consulted before Democrats settled on Charlotte, N.C., where there are no unionized hotels.

“We find it troubling that the party so closely associated with basic human rights would choose a state with the lowest unionization rate in the country due to regressive policies aimed at diluting the power of workers,” Mark Ayers, president of the building trades unit, wrote in a letter to Democratic Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (aka "Thunderlips").

Hey guys, the Democrats could really could care less how you feel. The only thing they're after is your vote.

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