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Unions say it's payback time

"Our time has come!'' proclaimed the South Florida AFL-CIO at Friday's post-election meeting.

Having helped Barack Obama win the White House and the Democratic Party expand control of Congress, unions are ready to tackle a wish list that has gotten crumpled and faded.

At the top: the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for workers to join unions --therefore ensuring the very survival of the House of Labor during the nationwide economic crisis.

"This is a defining moment for labor,'' South Florida AFL-CIO President Fred Frost told about 30 union leaders over a plastic-fork lunch of Boston Market chicken and corn bread, described as their last meal'' until budgets recover from the election. "All of the work we've done for Obama is for naught unless we can revitalize the labor movement.''

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Cheo

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Ralph

I like the symbolism, perhaps the big three auto makers should take some notes here! The greedy, stupid unions that do not allow businesses to compete successfully ruin it for the rest! Unions can have their place but have to be constructive not destructive!
"South Florida AFL-CIO President Fred Frost told about 30 union leaders over a plastic-fork lunch of Boston Market chicken and corn bread, described as their ''last meal'' until budgets recover from the election."

Dave

The AFL/CIO have put themselves where they are by insisting on outrageous conditions of employment without any guarantee of quality being delivered. Obama can't make people buy cars they have no confidence in, and that lack of confidence is directly attributable to poor performance.

Bubbaganush

Unions are the reason that this country is no longer competitive and has lost its manufacturing edge. They will ultimately be the reason that the US Auto industry will die.

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