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Unions struggle to
help Obama

Politico, by Dave Levinthal & Tarini Parti

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/10/2012 7:05:29 PM

Organized labor is playing “Moneyball” this fall, and President Barack Obama isn’t winning. Four years ago, organized labor came out early and often for Obama, from major endorsements in the primary to multimillion-dollar ad buys later in the year. Now, with smaller memberships, less excitement and a languishing economy, unions aren’t guaranteed to be the help they once were. It doesn’t help that Obama’s at times disappointed labor on issues ranging from trade to environmental regulations to the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall vote. Despite the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision opening the door to direct and unlimited union

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 10/10/2012 7:31:14 PM     (No. 8924158)

Guess the UMWA won't be supporting Barry this time.
Ditto for the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers (OCAW)
And, given the disaster he has been to growth and development, I would think the Building Trade Unions and United Steelworkers will sit this election out, or vote for Romney.
But, yes, he does have a lock on teacher unions, SEIU, Teamsters, and UAW.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/10/2012 7:32:36 PM     (No. 8924164)

My heart bleeds that there just isn't enough money to fund the level of corruption in past presidential campaigns. My God, the Unions are actually having to prioritize where they spend their dollars. Obama's priorities start with himself and end with himself.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: janylou, 10/10/2012 7:36:01 PM     (No. 8924174)

When you leave people with only change to support themselves, there isn't money to waste on a campaign.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stymie82, 10/10/2012 7:39:56 PM     (No. 8924184)

The unions are probably rightly afraid that any big contributions now will be destined for use in moving the King Putt clan to their palatial retirement digs in Hawaii. Maybe some pretty drapes in Mrs. Robinson's suite.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scrubber, 10/10/2012 7:43:17 PM     (No. 8924195)

The two Operating Engineers locals near here have not had an apprentice program in 3 years. The Plumbers & Steamfitters have been dead for that long. The Carpenters and the IBEW are also running at maybe 1/3 employment. Guess who all four unions are endorsing?

"Stupid is as stupid does."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/10/2012 8:35:41 PM     (No. 8924276)

Even for the unions officially supporting Obama, they cannot follow their members into the voting booth, at least in most states.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: West Side Irish, 10/11/2012 12:25:47 AM     (No. 8924625)

Private sector unions are still a force in local elections in my area in the Chicago suburbs, but even here their influence is waning. They are directly dependent on employers who pay their wages and those companies that can leave are leaving. People have started to slowly catch on to the public sector unions as well. Now that there is finally a level playing field after the United decision, the bankroll that unions bring to the party doesn't go quite as far as it used to. Lose a few more elections, and even your membership is going to start asking tough questions about why we are squandering our dues on perennial losers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/11/2012 1:00:25 AM     (No. 8924681)

The ugly dark secret, despite the msm, is that nobody gives a whit about Obama.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/11/2012 11:55:21 AM     (No. 8925763)

Hmmm, Unions went all out for Obie, and in return Obie wet on their shoes...Unions members are NOT HAPPY! SO much for Obie and his ways of saying 'thanks'!

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