Tweet of the Day: Big labor champions giving voice to ‘little guy’

Tweet of the Day: Big labor champions giving voice to ‘little guy’
Randi Weingarten

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:

“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:

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Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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