Wow…. what a coincidence huh? Last Tuesday President meets with with Big Labor (AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU etc), leftists from MoveOn.Org and Center for American Progress at the White House…. Then exactly one week later, THE EXACT SAME LEADERS, announce a progressive coordinated protest outside Wal Mart stores nationwide on Black Friday.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (2nd L) talks to reporters, beside Executive Director of MoveOn.org Justin Ruben (L), SEIU President Mary Kay Henry (2nd R) and AFSCME President Lee Saunders. (Reuters)
(Daily Caller) MoveOn.org has jumped into the fight for a unionized Wal-Mart workforce. The liberal group has sent emails to its list nationwide, urging a mass-protest outside Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday. The organization is encouraging people to strike against management even if they aren’t Wal-Mart employees themselves.
“Instead of listening to and learning from its workers, Wal-Mart has sought to silence us and retaliate against those who dare to speak up,” MoveOn.org said in its email to supporters. “Warehouse workers who work for Wal-Mart contractors have also experienced retaliation for speaking out. Now, Wal-Mart workers have had enough.”
Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.
“On Black Friday, and throughout the Holiday Season, we’re standing up for an end to the retaliation against workers who speak out for what’s right for our families, our communities, and our country,” the left-wing organization continued. “Will you show your support?”
Liberal union groups OUR Wal-Mart and Making Change at Wal-Mart, which are working to organize the planned strike, are aggressively trying to harness dues from Wal-Mart’s massive workforce. (read more)
Gee, what do you think the possibility that Dear Leader, the White House community organizer might have provided some feedback on this coordinated strategy/plan?
On MSNBC’s “Ed Show” tonight, Leo Gerard, head of the United Steelworkers Union, warned Democrats not to compromise at all on the fiscal cliff. Gerard said any Democrats who does get weak knees isn’t a “real Democrat.” [...] any Democrat that gets weak knees on that isn’t a real Democrat. And they ought to remember what happened to Blanche Lincoln,” Gerard said.