Today on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to stand up for Labor Bosses, and against jobs, in the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against The Boeing Corporation. Wonder why?
Since 2005 the labor industry has donated $1,041,400 to Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) Campaign Committee And Leadership PAC.
“The pugnacious, mustached AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka traveled to Reno Tuesday night to gin up some enthusiasm for the embattled Harry Reid, hoping that labor’s ground troops can stave off Sharron Angle’s challenge and keep the Senate majority leader in his seat. For labor, the stakes in this race are high. Nevada is ‘Ground Zero in the battle to put working men and women before the oil companies and the corporate lobbyists and Wall Street,’ Trumka told union members when he addressed them at the Washoe County Senior Center, according to prepared remarks, with Reid in attendance before Trumka headed to Las Vegas Wednesday morning to kick off union phone banks and canvasses … ‘If we’re going to keep our champion,’ Trumka said, ‘We’ve got to fight for him.’” (Chris Good, “Can Labor Win It for Harry Reid?,” The Atlantic, 10/26/10)
His benefactors at the AFL-CIO immediately touted his actions:
“Disgraceful and dangerous” is how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today described attempts by Republican senators and state attorneys general to intimidate the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). They are demanding the NLRB drop its complaint against the Boeing Co.
WATCH: Senator Reid stands up for Labor Bosses, not jobs.