The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.
Some 200 workers protested outside the Bloomin' Brands corporate headquarters demanding that Bain Capital pay its workers more and stop outsourcing jobs.
AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.
The right wing, is holding workers and the economy "hostage" to their demands for continuing and permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.
The AFL-CIO's executive council gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama.
The GOP-led House on August 1 rejected extending Democratic-proposed tax cuts for the middle class.
The governing council of the union's campaign finance committee, or PAC, backed Smith's comment and added Romney is unacceptable so far, too.
A dozen or so Republicans signaled their leadership that they wanted no part of the anti-union agenda.
The nation's union presidents emphasized the positive impact of mobilizing union members nationwide for politics after the bitterly contested Wisconsin recall election.
The anti-union measure would have nullified NLRB rules that consolidate legal hearings regarding the union votes and shortening the time period for employers' appeals.