Wednesday, August 27, 2008

AFSCME President: Our Union Racists a Problem

It's what he said, folks.

A prominent union leader on Tuesday blamed racism for Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) failure to build a big lead over GOP rival Sen. John McCain.

Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), said many workers are considering voting for McCain (R-Ariz.) because of his military service and status as a hero of the Vietnam War

McEntee said several union members had approached him, saying they could not vote for Obama because of his race. He also said some local union presidents have failed to support Obama out of fear.

“There are some local union presidents that are afraid — yes, that’s the word, afraid — to hand out literature for Barack Obama,” said McEntee.

Perhaps McEntee should review the history of the labor movement for a clue.

1 comment:

Steve Burri said...

I had been a member of AFSCME for several years. It is by definition a socialist organization, pushing for ever-increasing government employees.

I called it the Amerikkkan Federation of Socialists, Communists, and the Maladjusted Effete.