AFL-CIO savages Green New Deal, but still playing patsy for Dems

What remaining clout the largest organ of the labor movement still is able to wield in the Democratic Party is being mobilized in opposition to the Green New Deal.  Jessica Chasmar writes in the Washington Times: Big labor has come out swinging against the Green New Deal, with the AFL-CIO claiming the sweeping energy and economic reforms proposed by Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could cause "immediate harm to millions" of union workers. The largest federation of unions in the country sent a letter to Mr. Markey and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez last week, saying the Green New Deal resolution makes promises that are "not achievable or realistic." "We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy," reads the March 8 letter, which was signed by 10...(Read Full Post)
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