The AFL-CIO has Come Out AGAINST the Green New Deal
Democrats need the support of the AFL-CIO and the rest of Big Labor to win elections. Most of the 2020 candidates, however, have all come out in support of the Notorious AOC's Green New Deal (see WATCH: Beto O’Rourke Compares Sacrifice of the Green New Deal to WWII and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Throws a Tantrum Because People Aren’t Taking Her Green New Deal Seriously). Which makes the AFL-CIO's rejection of the GND problematic at best:
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Tuesday that he opposes the Green New Deal championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and promoted by liberal Democrats. Trumka said that the proposal didn't represent the interests of labor members.
Asked during a forum hosted by the nonprofit Economic Club of Washington, D.C. about the proposal, Trumka said that "as currently written" the proposal was a bad idea that he could not support. "We weren't part of the process [in drafting the proposal] so workers' interests weren't completely figured into it," he said.
Well right, considering the labor unions are often working in the fossil fuel industries. The same industries the GND wants to eliminate. We'd call that a conflict of interest.
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The AFL-CIO will fall in line. Democrats have made it clear they don't care about these workers. But as long as Democrats keep giving away free things, which then get turned into union dues, which then get turned into Democrat donations, the machine is going to keep moving along. Whether powered by fossil fuels or recycled cow farts.
Though you do wonder what the workers are will think when they are in the ballot box.