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Trumka and Trump

Four or five corporate CEO’s have resigned from Trump’s Manufacturing Advisory Council out of protest against his de facto support for the white nationalists. Guess who’s still on it: According to the NY Times Rich Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO and Thea Lee, Trumka’s chief of staff. So the corporate CEO’s are more advanced than the AFL-CIO officials!

Local union members should put forward motions demanding that these two resign immediately, and have those resolutions sent to their union bodies (like regional councils, International’s, etc.), the central labor council, etc. etc.

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka.
No hint of struggle.

Categories: labor, politics

4 replies »

  1. “Local union members should put forward motions demanding that these two resign immediately, and have those resolutions sent to their union bodies (like regional councils, International’s, etc.), the central labor council, etc. etc”

    And when we’re done with that, we’ll try closing the barn door after all the horses have fled. Think you’ve missed the entire point. I mean by that, the resolution should not be one demanding resignation from Trumps council, but rather that no worker should ever accept a position on a council advising the chief executive officer of the bourgeoisie’s government, or any other member of the bourgeoisie’s government; that no worker should ever agree to a position on a corporate board of directors.

    We don’t need a resolution that says, “Oh, when a President does what US capitalism has been doing for two hundred years, but does it out loud and in public view, then you best resign your position. Other than that, it’s ok to collaborate with CEOs in and out of governments.”

  2. AFL-CIO sent out a statement in Trumka’s name in an email today. Here is the incredible second and third sentences: “President Donald Trump’s statements were shocking. When I heard them, I thought to myself, “I’ll pray for you because you really need to be prayed for when you make those kind of statements.””

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