Seth Michaels over at AFL-CIO Now is bragging that the unions have finally found a “businessman” in favor of the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). What a joke.
Michaels’ “businessman” is Joe Diecedue, who is the Arkansas state agent for the American Income Life Insurance Co. (AILI). What Michaels conveniently doesn’t mention is that AILI insures more than 9 million union members ($45 billion in assets) and is the labor movement’s insurer-of-choice. Passage of EFCA would likely add millions of newly-minted union members to AILI’s rolls.
Whether it’s Decedue, or his boss, Roger Smith, calling for passage of EFCA, their pedigree as “businessmen” is questionable at best.