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Obama Against Special Interests?

Labor union bosses are grasping at straws trying to combat the rapid decline in union membership. One of those desperate attempts is making political contributions to politicians who vow to support the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act, which will strip workers of their right to a private ballot during workplace unionization votes.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has told the AFL-CIO that he would sign EFCA into law if elected president. Senator Obama has also said that he is against special interests. Apparently, Mr. Obama is a little confused. Labor union bosses, who donated in the millions to Obama and candidates like him, are definitely a special interest–too bad those interests don’t coincide with the best interest of America’s workers.

Categories: Center for Union FactsEFACEnding Secret BallotsPolitical Money