Wow, AFL-CIO Union Comes Out in Support of Illegal Alien Workers Taking U.S. Jobs…

In a remarkable admission today on Twitter AFL-CIO Labor Union President Richard Trumka supports the principle of illegal alien workers taking the jobs of American workers.  This is quite a bucket of sunlight upon a previously hidden agenda.

It is quite remarkable to see a large U.S. labor union now standing in support of illegal workers in the U.S.  There was a time, throughout the history of labor unions, when some of the strongest immigration voices were against American worker displacement.  Apparently that time is passed.

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union was recently impacted by a federal immigration authority raid in Mississippi; which resulted in almost 700 illegal alien workers being identified and removed. In addition to the unlawful border entry, most of the illegal workers used fake documents, fake identifications and stolen social security numbers to falsify employment eligibility.

In the past several years there has been a considerable disconnect between labor union leadership and the best interest of the workers they represent.  As the Democrat party has moved to direct support of open-borders, apparently the labor union leadership is following.

In 2007 labor unions aligned strongly with candidate Obama over the promise of removing the liability of healthcare from their finances, in exchange for union support.  The union need for Obamacare was big part of the back-room discussions between labor and the Obama team. Ultimately it was Obama’s promises to the SEIU, AFSCME, AFL-CIO and UFCW that sealed his nomination over Hillary Clinton.

As a result, SEIU President Andy Stern was the number one visitor to the White House following Obama’s successful election win in 2008.   Andy Stern’s job was to get healthcare removed from the union ledgers by any means necessary.  This was the cornerstone of what became known as Obamacare.

Fast foward to 2019 and perhaps this radically shifted labor union outlook toward illegal aliens is a repeat of 2007.  Another backroom deal would explain why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are now pushing for a $15/hr federal minimum wage.

Most labor union wage contracts are pegged to the federal minimum wage rate.  If the minimum wage jumps $8/hr, the union worker earning $45/hr would see a corresponding jump to $53/hr.

In essence the Democrats would be paying-off the labor union leadership for open-border immigration support by promising a much higher wage increase for union workers. In exchange for the promise of a higher wage rate, the labor unions will activate again in 2020 to the scale they did in 2008 (ballot harvesting etc); and simultaneously start supporting illegal alien workers.

History repeats.

Another deal between two devils….

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195 Responses to Wow, AFL-CIO Union Comes Out in Support of Illegal Alien Workers Taking U.S. Jobs…

  1. billygoat65 says:

    AFL should have to change its name. It’s unAmerican.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Caius Lowell says:

    SD writes, “In addition to the unlawful border entry, most of the illegal workers used fake documents, fake identifications and stolen social security numbers to falsify employment eligibility.”

    So was 0bama swept up in this raid?

    Liked by 9 people

  3. Coast says:

    These tweets from Trumka should give the President more talking points during his rallies. I wonder how many people see these.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. thedoc00 says:

    Money laundering for political as well as criminal purposes, extortion and the protection racket are Unions’ industries these days. “Labor Union” is just a front brand name.

    The rank and file “members” are dumber than a bag of hammers. They even pay dues for the privilege of belonging to an organization who’s top 1% get paid 6-7 figure salaries and conduct their “business” gatherings at resorts. While all they get is assigned to street gang duty to be beaten and gassed or sit at home scrimping for their next meal while their leaders enjoy those fancy meals during “negotiations”.

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  5. thedoc00 says:

    Money laundering for political as well as criminal purposes, extortion and the protection racket are Unions’ industries these days. “Labor Union” is just a front brand name.

    The rank and file “members” are dumber than a bag of hammers. They even pay dues for the privilege of belonging to an organization who’s top 1% get paid 6-7 figure salaries and conduct their “business” gatherings at resorts. While all they get is assigned to street gang duty to be beaten and gassed or sit at home scrimping for their next meal while their leaders enjoy those fancy meals during “negotiations”.

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    • willthesuevi says:

      Those rank and file members you disparage had a pretty big hand in electing President Trump in several states.

      Many Americans have benefited from union training to learn a trade that puts food on their table for life. Sometimes people have to take the best option available for their future. Unions have some damn fine training programs depending on the hall involved.

      I am no fan of Unions. I have experienced first hand the thuggery and corruption some unions like to hand out. Painting every union member with that brush is intellectually lazy and insults many people that helped put our POTUS in office.

      I do agree most union leadership cares not one whit about their members.

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  6. Dave Hunter says:

    They’re making illegal aliens UFCW members?? Can the UFCW even do that without proper identification?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Publius2016 says:

      isn’t this a federal election violation? how can they collect dues from illegal aliens and then donate to Dimm Campaigns??

      Liked by 6 people

    • frangelica1 says:

      The laborers union even trains illegals for free on how to do concrete jobs, etc. The illegals are their bred and butter because they gladly pay the union dues to help prop up the dwindling union pension funds. When I asked why they didn’t go to unemployment offices and offer to train laid off Americans that needed a job rather than illegals, they continually declined. I thought doing something like that would bolster the union image among American people but no, they have been going 100 percent illegal workers for years now! Very sad times!

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  7. Publius2016 says:

    “there aren’t poor American people looking work in Mississippi” said no one in the history of Mississippi

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  8. daylight58 says:

    Richard Trumka…. ‘nuf said.

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  9. 180daysofkindergarten says:

    At some point in the near future there is going to be a tipping point and the Dems aren’t going to know what hit them. Trumka has always been a dirtbag but the left is going full throttle, saying what they mean and meaning what they say. The stupid leftists will march in step but main street is starting to wake up.

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  10. Chuck says:

    This isn’t a new union stance. Illegal immigrants are a cash cow for unions. Most of them aren’t around long enough to be vested/eligible for the union benefits they pay into from day 1. That is free money for the unions.
    I’ve met Trumka and some of his thuglike minions. All a bunch of a$$holes.

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  12. trapper says:

    Tumka pledges his support for “the working people of Mississippi,” but if he REALLY supported the people of Mississippi he would be cheering that 700 jobs just opened up for them. The people who were just rounded up are people of Mexico, not Mississippi. Trumka just made clear he doesn’t give a crap about “working people of Mississippi.”

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  13. WSB says:

    Well, favoring illegal alien workers over American rank and file union members will go over REALLY well with blue collar voters I bet!

    /s.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. lurker2 says:

    The argument the Democrats offer is that Americans won’t take those jobs. But really the problem is that the companies don’t want to pay reasonable wages so the only people willing to take those jobs are illegals who have no other opportunities. (It’s not terribly dissimilar to what’s happening in the IT industry with the H-IB workers.) But somehow the auto manufacturers do just fine employing US citizens, and those are really great jobs, people stand in long lines to get them. Would we pay more for our food? A little bit, but I’ll bet nobody would even notice. Has anyone actually noticed any price increases from tariffs? I’m an average consumer, I haven’t.

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      Let me tell you all a story. It begins in the late 1990s in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. A very well known chicken brand had a ‘protein processing’ plant on county road 1883. It employed mostly women from that community. The chicken brand decided to close the plant and put the locals out of work.

      The local women asked to buy the plant so that they could continue processing chickens locally. The brand said NOPE and stripped the equipment from the building and left the building to rot.

      The equipment was sent to Gainesville, GA, and installed in a processing plant there.

      Fast forward about ten years. ICE raids the Gainesville, GA, big brand chicken plant. Illegal aliens were literally climbing out the windows trying to get away. The plant was shut down.

      A few days later, the plant advertises for a new working crew. Locals from Gainesville, GA, were lined up around the parking lot to apply for those jobs the illegals had stolen from them.

      Guess how much MORE the brand had to offer their new American employees to process chickens? Just guess….

      One dollar more an hour.

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  15. alliwantissometruth says:

    Our entire system is now one big middle finger to America and the American people

    Every nook and cranny of our governmental and civic managing power structure is inhabited by bought and paid for puppets of the globalist / Marxist elite cabal

    Everything is framed in a social justice / humanism / moralistic righteous vernacular to confuse the issue and conceal the true intent

    Americans are being hit from all sides. Our culture, our language, our jobs, our societal norms and our very country is being usurped and taken from us under the guise of compassion and tolerance, while those who feed us their globalist masters bulls**t reap personal rewards

    If we don’t wake up and wake up fast, it’s over

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  16. Marco says:

    Could President Trump bring back better pay etc. to the meat packing industry? Or is the industry always going to rely on exploited workers? Mexican workers get a raw deal, so to speak, working as illegals in that industry.

    Maybe easy green cards and better conditions would be a solution?

    Meat processing/packing is a classic case of race-to-the-bottom economics. Who’s going to do that minimum wage, dangerous work after the illegals are scattered?

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    • Marco,
      “Who’s going to do that minimum wage, dangerous work after the illegals are scattered?”

      Seriously? Or did you forget /s?

      After reading your entire note again – :Could President Trump bring back better pay etc. to the meat packing industry? Or is the industry always going to rely on exploited workers? Mexican workers get a raw deal, so to speak, working as illegals in that industry.

      Maybe easy green cards and better conditions would be a solution?

      Meat processing/packing is a classic case of race-to-the-bottom economics. Who’s going to do that minimum wage, dangerous work after the illegals are scattered?”

      Do not know what are you drinking today but –
      1) Could President Trump bring back better pay etc. to the meat packing industry? – Since when it was President’s job to determine if a workers in certain industry get better pay or not? Ours is a constitutional Republic and not dictatorship. As I understand, it is the demand and supply in any field, that dictates the price of a product – human labor is a product and manufacturers are consumers. I guess you get my point.

      2) Or is the industry always going to rely on exploited workers? – Name one industry that will not exploit their worker at first opportunity they have. Classic example is so called high paying white collar jobs, where companies and now some “presidential candidates” are falling over themselves to get more “H1B workers” at the expense of American workers. Do you really believe that it is because of shortage of skilled labor in those area and it has nothing to do with paying market based demand-and-supply adjusted salaries? How many H1Bs are paid salary equivalent to the American workers they are replacing?

      3) Mexican workers get a raw deal, so to speak, working as illegals in that industry. – Did the government of United States rounded up these Mexican nationals and brought them in chains in the United States so that they can work in these meat packing industry? In case you are not aware – the answer to this question is NO.

      4) Maybe easy green cards and better conditions would be a solution? – So let us see try and understand your rationale – you want to give green cards to these illegals who have displaced American workers who would otherwise have been employed? You do know that these illegal workers do not spend every dime they earn in United States but instead send most of it to their home country versus American workers who will spend every dime and save some in the United States?

      5) Meat processing/packing is a classic case of race-to-the-bottom economics. Who’s going to do that minimum wage, dangerous work after the illegals are scattered? – Who was working and doing these jobs before illegals replaced them? I am sure that American workers were working these jobs before they were replaced by cheap illegal workers.

      I personally know of a day care in my area who fired all their American citizens / green cards “teachers” and replaced them with either refugees who could barely speak English or with H4-EAD workers. Reason was the H4-EADs and refugees were applying for these jobs at almost minimum wage of $7.50 whereas the American workers were paid at $12-$13 per hour. It is outrageous that these day care centers charge $1500 – $2000 per month per child and they pay so little to their “teachers”. But that is a different aspect to discuss altogether. The reason to give you such detailed example is only to highlight that it is always about the money, nothing more and nothing less, and it is us, citizens of this great nation who is left holding the bag by these scumbag politicians.

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  17. Carly says:

    We’ll know if this cynical has traction among union members if rally numbers go down. Union leaders are not patriots!

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  18. Carly says:

    America first means putting Americans (and future Americans) before one’s own inflated paycheck and any promised so-called free goodies (college, health care, guarantee income, etc.).
    2020 will be a litmus test – do everyday Americans love their countrymen more than they love getting something from the gubmint? If they do, then they will vote for the health or this nation, and not efforts to further compromise and pillage it.

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  19. rashomon says:

    A Park Ridge company. Koch Foods, in suburban Chicago owns several of those poultry processing plants in Mississippi. The Resurrection Project in Chicago is offering the workers advice on their legal rights and the Catholic Church is counseling affected parties. ICE has warned of this action for over a year. — ABC news local

    Hello? Have any of these companies heard the term “illegal”? I presume the owner, Joseph Grenfys, knows the law. From its website: “In 1985, Koch Foods started as a one-room chicken de-boning and cutting operation with 13 employees. We’ve grown to be one of the top poultry processors in the U.S., but the core of who we are remains unchanged: adept, reliable and service oriented. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to process chicken with great efficiency, while our company structure keeps us nimble and able to react quickly to the needs of our customers and changes in the marketplace.” Customer include Burger King and Walmart,

    https://www.forbes.com/profile/joseph-grendys/#58633f122f69

    Big Bad Orange Man in WH arrests the hard-working parents and separates families.

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  20. bob says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me to find out the union supplies the documentation to these workers

    Liked by 1 person

  21. MostlyRight says:

    Time to add E-verify for union membership as well as employment, with the same penalties for unions that business owners would face.

    Liked by 6 people

    • willthesuevi says:

      Why bother. The Federal Government does not enforce the laws against hiring illegals.

      Name one company that has paid anything resembling a punitive fine for knowingly hiring illegals. Name one corporate owner that even broke a sweat worrying about jail time for knowingly hiring illegals labor.

      Lets enforce the laws we have before creating more just so we can feel good because we are doing something.

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  22. Don’t forget:

    Most Unions collect dues from their members, and they are often based on a percentage of their wages (not a flat fee) When the members get an across the board raise, the Unions get huge increases in revenues. Typically, Union organizations are corrupt, and revenues are diverted into the pockets of officials through various schemes.

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    • kansasredneck says:

      Actually, both. There is a monthly dues to get the work card, then a cut is taken from the pay check.
      The bottom line is dollars dollars dollars, and since the illegals are not likely to collect retirement, the bump to the retirement fund would be a big lure for the dishonest people in a union.
      As Sundance says so often, FOLLOW the MONEY.

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      • Mary says:

        I figure the illegals were paying union dues but not being paid union wages or getting the benefits. Trumka was probably getting a cut from what the company was saving. Someone was helping with the fake SS, company, Trumka, or someone, getting their cut from the illegal. The losers have been all those unemployed in Mississippi. It’s a sad situation for the kids but that is how it goes. It’s not ICE’s fault but their parents, Trumka, and that company.

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  23. Your Tour Guide says:

    This needs to be exposed more. Might change some minds.

    My MSNBC watching dad’s, unfortunately, probably won’t be
    one of them.

    My dad despises unions. My dad also belonged to one for
    about 40 years. Had to to work in construction trades in Ohio.

    Dad had lots of reasons for hating unions. One of them he
    didn’t tell me about until 40 years after the fact. In 1974 the
    teamsters went on strike. The building supply company where
    he worked at kept their trucks running. The teamsters had
    sharp shooters sitting on top of a hill, with rifles trained on the
    site for 3 months. Occasional bullet richochets were heard
    when workers went to their cars.

    When the strike ended, they had 50,000 worth of damage to
    their trucks. Which would be 355,000 today.

    In the early 70s, Tommie Greene was blowing up cars and
    people for his union in Cleveland. The iron workers local in
    Dayton did the same thing on a small scale. Bombed a non
    union restaurant site . Bombed a drive through car wash.
    Bombed the union vice president’s Electra 225. He survived.

    Anyway, wish this news about Trumpka would be spread more.
    Might make some people wake up a little bit more. My dad’s too
    indoctrinated these days. If this was decades ago, I think he’d be
    on our side.

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  24. Magabear says:

    Thugs like Trumka only care about getting all that union dues money, not who pays the dues. Illegal, legal, space alien……..just keep that cash coming, dammit!

    Wonder how many union workers have had their identities stolen by fellow illegal alien union members? I’m sure Trumka could care less.

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  25. Rick says:

    Union membership is dwindling. any warm body paying dues needs to be protected.

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  26. apfelcobbler says:

    Bernie had been critical of immigration not so terribly long ago. AND a gun rights supporter, being from Vermont.

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  27. Pyrthroes says:

    A-building over fifty years, Trumka’s sellout is part-and-parcel of Rats’ relentless Fort Sumter redux drive to bring Jeff Davis home.

    As everyone should know, but few admit, Rats’ 2016 – ’19 Beanstalk Brigade first ascended to Cloud Cuckoo Land (qv) with Kennedy’s corrupt win in 1960, wherein Dick Daley’s Cook County machine delivered Illinois (after a two-day delay to ensure Chicago tallies surpassed down-State counts) while the UMW’s Grand Sachem Tony Boyle –an associate of Massachusetts’ equally murderous gangster Whitey Bulger– extorted pluralities on threat of Deep State-sanctioned rubouts. (Having colluded with Chicago’s bootlegger extraordinaire Joe Kennedy for decades, J. Edgar Hoover had a vise-grip lock on Jack and Bobby; only when Bobbity showed signs of independence did Hoover join forces with, um, “other agencies” in 1963.)

    Come January 1962, after a suitable 12-month wait, Kennedy at the behest of AFL-CIO head George Meany (another Joe Kennedy, Sr. “Irish mafioso”) signed Executive Order #10988 authorizing Public Employee Unions, a measure even FDR had warned against. Sho’ ‘nuf, allied with LBJ’s draft exemptions for public-school teachers in 1964, this blatant pandering accorded with Tom Hayden’s SDS “Port Huron Statement” (June 1962) urging takeover of U.S. public-sector education by budding terrorists in Maoist mode.

    Over fifty years and counting, any good bourgeois who wonders where 2019’s ultra-violent Days of Hate-and-Rage originated need look no further than Rats’ stolen Election 1960, which Nixon naively declined to litigate. Though McGovern came a humiliating cropper in 1972, followed by Walter Schmondale’s equally decisive loss a decade later (1984), Hayden-Ayers’ et al. media-aided post-1962 sabotage,subversion, infiltration of America’s post-Boomer cohort assured that domestic terrorists of Ayers’ “Weather Underground” variety would accomplish their Gramscian hate-America Long March unopposed. If evidence were needed, look no further than the New York Times’ A.O. “Pinch” Sulzberger b. 1951, Tufts Class of ’74 in Rat-infested Boston environs.

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  28. Rex says:

    If this doesn’t red-pill the union faithful..Nothing will.
    The time to think for yourselves was yesterday.
    Today is a close second.

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  29. JCM800 says:

    Some of this Blame belongs to the Executive Branch of past and present Administrations for handing out way too many Green Cards. They know that over 3 million high school seniors graduate every year.

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/12/06/high-school-graduates-drop-number-and-be-increasingly-diverse

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  30. Arrest Soros says:

    They say illegals do the jobs Americans won’t do.
    What they mean is Americans won’t do those jobs at those low pay rates. People the World over will do most jobs if pay is commensurate.
    Just like Americans won’t make Nikes for 50c per hour pay, they won’t work in a smelly chicken factory for pittance.
    Just like Nike’s use of sweat shop workers is immoral, and Americans recognize that, chicken processors use of illegal sweat is immoral.

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  31. JCM800 says:

    The food stamps and housing need a State time limit. After a year or two and plenty of warning, cut it off. They can never draw on it in that State again.
    Forcing taxpayer to fund housing a person where they can’t obtain work defies logic.
    Over time it turns into a Ripoff. Tyranny via Forced Taxation to support another who could support themselves elsewhere..
    After the handouts dry up, people move to where the work is..

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-02/sometimes-helping-people-worst-thing-you-can-do

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  32. CaptMorgan says:

    If the illegals are using a fake identity then you can be assured that they are paying dues as well.

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  33. Liberty ONE says:

    Trumka is and has always been a union thug parasite who feeds off his union members.The ILLEGALS are TAKING jobs away from American workers, you F’in fool!

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  34. Ospreyzone says:

    Union leadership has actively lobbied with democrats against their own members’ best interests for years now. The rank and file in the craft unions are finally starting to wake up, but it won’t change the direction of the organized crime bosses that they hand their dues to. Meanwhile, Beijing-Mitch McConnell is working diligently to defeat PDJT in 2020. He just brought Red Flag and “assault weapon” legislation to the floor of the Senate. If the President starts signing those bills, he’ll lose the real support of NRA members, which will hurt far worse than any feigned support coming from union lackeys who vote as their leaders direct them.

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  35. Don L says:

    Never heard of a Marxist organization that didn’t try to deceptively pass itself off as the heart and soul of patriotic America.

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  36. petey says:

    Gee I guess this hit a nerve lotsa comments. Remember union workers vote democrat in the next election so the dems and unions can screw you over again. when your well paid union officials give you a pat on the back they re just looking for a soft spot to knife you

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  37. truthzzzz says:

    FINALLY!
    They have adopted the slogan that I have been putting out for a long time.

    WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE, IN POVERTY!

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  38. zaq123 says:

    With things like FLSA, workers don’t need unions anymore to help them in the workplace. Trumpka’s issue is declining union membership as Republican Governors and Legislatures gradually do away with ‘forced union dues’ policies.

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  39. I’m just waiting for someone to bring up “the 13th Amendment,” which has been held to prohibit both slavery and indentured servitude. Today, our immigration policies are used to create both. “Undocumented workers” are slaves; “non-immigrant visa holders” are indentured servants. Abuses that would be prohibited under myriad American laws are held not to apply to these “conveniently non-citizen” people among us. And we’re all much too content to look the other way.

    Plus, it’s a very, very sad day when money can cause a labor union not to stand up for American labor.

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  40. wv.citybilly says:

    This is not new news. You can find similar quotes from this garbage dating back at least ten years.

    The only thing that would be news, is if union members woke up from their beliefs.

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  41. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    Mississippi is a right to work state. Trumka knows he can get 100% union membership from illegals (one way or another).

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