AFL-CIO seeking direction
In a blast email, AFL-CIO top brass is asking their ranks what direction they should be heading in
When UCOMM suggested in the wake of the destructive Trump election that new leadership at the 12 Million member AFL-CIO is needed, we received a few calls and concerned emails but our real message really didn’t resonate. Rewarding the same ol’ same ‘ol, every top leader at the AFL-CIO was reelected again at what some were calling the most uninspiring AFL-CIO Conference in decades.
Today the AFL-CIO put out a bulk email, asking people to make suggestions. The text and accompanying links from that is below. It’s a nice gesture, but we’re unsure if these emails will make a difference or get read, but we should go through the motions anyway. In the work that we do here at UCOMM, we often bear witness to well-dressed political coordinators dolling out tens of thousands of dollars to elected officials, and little to no money spent on internal inner-union and external for-public communications. This seems to be the Modus Operandi at the AFL-CIO – spend money on Chuck Schumer and no money on strategic marketing that supports organizing and contract battles.
Or maybe we’re wrong?
This past year was filled with ups and downs for working people. No matter where you live or what type of work you do for a living, one thing is clear: Working people need to stick together and build power like never before in 2018.
Do you think it’s important for working people to support leaders who will protect our rights on the job? Tell us more about it.
We cannot do this without input from working people.