But not for reasons you might think.
From Fox News.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has cut ties with the AFL-CIO, citing in part the private-sector union’s support for ObamaCare and immigration reform.
In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, leaders of the 40,000-member union said they have become “increasingly frustrated” with the federation’s policy positions on such matters as immigration and health care reform.
“We feel the federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people,” wrote Robert McEllrath, president of the San Francisco-based ILWU.
McEllrath said his union supports the single-payer, nationalized healthcare policy while the AFL-CIO backs Obama’s tax on its so-called “Cadillac” healthcare plan, according to Breitbart.com, which first reported the story.
If these morons had actually read the bill instead of “waiting for it to pass so they could see what was in it”, they’d have realized that ObamaCare is saturated with taxes, penalties, and IRS thuggery. How in the hell did they think Obama was going to finance the so-called “single payer” crap?
They actually believed the “no tax increase” campaign shit.
“President Obama ran on a platform that he would not tax medical plans and at the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention, you stated that labor would not stand for a tax on our benefits,” the letter states.
Apparently, the dumbasses don’t think amnesty for illegal aliens is happening fast enough:
The letter also states both groups have historically supported comprehensive immigration reform with a clear path to citizenship and protecting undocumented workers from deportation and being fired.
“However, the immigration bill you recently asked us to support imposes extremely long waiting periods on the path to citizenship … .” the letter states.
Sorry, but the rest of us don’t want them here at all. They committed a felony by sneaking across the border and staying here. They broke the law. They are not entitled to anything, let alone citizenship, because they didn’t bother to do it the legal way.
The whole thing is funny as hell. A faction of union punks breaking ties with the AFL/CIO because they don’t think they’re leftwing enough.
- 40,000 Longshoremen Quit AFL-CIO Over Obamacare (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)