AFL-CIO Chief: Democrats, Don’t Take Labor for Granted

Posted January 11, 2010 at 6:35pm

En route to a health care summit with President Barack Obama on Monday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warned Democrats that they risk repeating 1994’s electoral blood bath if they fail to make good on legislative promises to unions.

“We will not vote for politicians who think they can push a few crumbs our way and then continue the failed economic policies of the last 30 years,” Trumka told an audience Monday at the National Press Club. “Politicians who think that working people have it too good — too much health care, too much Social Security and Medicare, too much power on the job — are inviting a repeat of 1994.”

— Matthew Murray