Wednesday, March 13, 2019

In letter to AOC, Big Labor says Green New Deal would cause 'immediate harm' to union workers

Big Labor is not buying the Democrats' Green New Deal, saying the proposed economic and energy reforms would cause “immediate harm” to millions of union employees and threaten their livelihoods. The AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million union workers, outlined its opposition to the proposal in a recent letter to its leading sponsors: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy,” the AFL-CIO Energy Committee told the congresswoman and the senator in a letter dated March 8. “We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered,” they wrote. “We are ready to discuss these issues in a responsible way, for we all recognize that doing nothing is not an option.” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said last week that unions were not consulted before the plan was released in February. “Look, we need to address the environment. We need to do it quickly,” he said, the Washington Post reported. “But we need to do it in a way that doesn’t put these communities behind and leave segments of the economy behind. So we’ll be working to make sure that we do two things: that by fixing one thing we don’t create a problem somewhere else.”...MORE

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Anonymous said...

For all the idiots who want the Raw New Deal consider yesterday's wind event which is just the pimple on the elephant's tush on Mars where wind events are gigantic. The global warming freaks should consider what stupidity they are preaching when they campaign for a cooler climate. Yesterday should be an eye opener. God created the earth and heavens as HE wanted them to be. So forget about tinkering and concentrate on glory of the Word and it's promise to believers. Here is a brief excerpt from Roger's Jump Starts Daily a free mailer "There is an energy, a passion and a love that comes from Christ and His word that the world cannot understand. How boring sitting through church services, the world thinks. How dull must sermons be, the world thinks. Too many rules. Too many demands. Too little of self. And, off the world goes, like a three-year-old, merrily thinking that they are the best. Don't be like that. Don't follow that. Don't be conformed to that thinking. You and I were once there. We left. We left by choice. We don't ever want to go back again. What a difference Christ has made in our lives. And, there is a hope that is only found in Christ. A hope that is real. A hope that lasts. A hope that endures. "