There was a double dose of hypocrisy in Cincinnati this week at the annual convention of the Ohio branch of the AFL-CIO. The theme, as Watchdog reports, was “Building the movement for income equality.”
Seemingly oblivious to blunt self-contradiction, the event’s organizers chose speakers from among America’s wealthiest union bosses, including American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, whose $2,022,274 last year came out of members’ union dues.
But the comedy gets richer when you read what the union itself tweeted:
— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) September 17, 2014
“When you take someone’s voice?” Do they mean like when employees are coerced into joining a union through underhanded methods such as “card check”?
Some of the other tweets were also unintentionally funny. Here was AFL-CIO national President Richard Trumka, who was paid $298,542 during the union coalition’s 2013 fiscal year, calling for more wealth redistribution from job creators:
— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) September 16, 2014
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