Will the Democrats Trump Trumka

Things rarely turn out the way I would have imagined them to, and President Obama and the Democrats might soon find that to be true of AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka.  I sure did. As a young lawyer with a few years experience working for the Appellate division of the NLRB, I was asked to join with Joe Rauh  and Joseph A ("Chip") Yablonski in representing Chip's dad, "Jock" Yablonski,  who was  engaged in a rare and difficult fight for leadership of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), then under the leadership of a corrupt  man named Tony Boyle.   After the election which was marked by fraud and cheating, we succeeded in getting the election overturned -- a first in American labor law.  Unfortunately, that came too late for Jock, who with his wife and daughter had been murdered  one night shortly after the election, an election which showed Boyle had won only with the votes of retired miners who feared loss of their pension and health...(Read Full Article)