Just in case you had any remaining delusions that the modern labor movement cares about its members’ jobs, note that the union top brass are all coming to President Obama’s big rally tomorrow in favor of “immigration reform.” Everyone will be on hand: Richard Trumka, the purple people beaters from the SEIU, everyone! What does Obama’s accelerated path to citizenship do for American union workers? Well, nothing — except maybe put them out of work in favor of lower wage non-union former-illegals. However, if you’re a labor mafia boss, amnesty means lots more people from whom to extort money.
About 20 labor leaders will be w/Obama in Vegas as he announces push for immigration reform. Trumka, Reyes, Redmond, more. #wematter
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) January 29, 2013
Great image to win GOP support… “@RalstonReports: About 20 labor leaders will be w/Obama as he announces push for immig. Trumka, Reyes…"
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 29, 2013
— Cristina Tzintzun (@TzintzunCris) January 29, 2013
— Cynthia Moreno (@CMJournalist) January 29, 2013
Then again, maybe these endorsements are the best argument to turn people away from the idea of amnesty. Seriously, with friends like these, who needs enemies? If legalization meant dealing with union intimidation all the time, maybe fewer people would want it.
Labor union news Immigration Reform Is a Civil Rights Issue: This blog post originally… http://t.co/5HDlbgaD
— Unions.Org (@UnionsOrg) January 28, 2013
— SEIU (@SEIU) January 28, 2013
— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 28, 2013
United Farm Workers welcomes bipartisan comprehensive immigration proposal with roadmap to citizenship, evaluates… http://t.co/UjmLplxD
— United Farm Workers (@UFWupdates) January 28, 2013