Barack Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, has never shied away from her affinity for union bosses. Though she has never been a union member herself (nor has she ever worked in the private sector), her love of unions, apparently, comes from her parents’ membership in unions.
Unlike most political opportunists who have fought and climbed their way to the top of the political ladder like Solis has, Solis owes her political power almost exclusively to unions (literally).
Given Solis’ (and her boss’) general disdain for employers and their financial and organizational dependence on union bosses, Solis’ Labor Day message to the nation’s most notorious union, the SEIU, makes complete sense.
For 90 years, SEIU has organized workers to give them a stronger voice in the workplace, and now is not the time to let up. Some say that we cant afford unions right now, that labor unions are the problem in this country. But I think theyve got it just plain wrong. Unions like SEIU helped build Americas middle class. You are now — and always will be — part of the solution. [Emphasis added.]
Read the Solis’ entire message to the SEIU here.
“Truth isn’t mean. It’s truth.”
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
“Socialism has no place in the hearts of those who would secure the fight for freedom and preserve democracy.”
Samuel Gompers, (1850-1924)
Cross-posted at RedState.com