As if the AFL-CIO bosses aren’t political enough, newly installed boss Richard Trumka is now calling for the organization to fall into “permanent campaign” mode. “In the past, we geared up in an election year and then the year after, dismantled,” Trumka said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “Now, we’re trying to get AFL-CIO on a continuous campaign fervor.”
Think of this as nothing more than a permanent job for political pollsters, consultants and grass roots activists who can live their lives off the forced union dues money of union members. It’s a great gig if you can get it but a rotten one if you are forced to fund it.