Thursday, April 14, 2011
Why are you surprised?
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Top labor leaders excoriated President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a closed session of the AFL-CIO’s executive board meeting in Washington Wednesday, three labor sources said.
Furious union presidents complained about budget cuts, a new trade agreement and what some view as their abandonment, even by their typically reliable allies among Senate Democrats.
“Now, not only are we getting screwed by the Republicans but the Democrats are doing it too,” said one union official, characterizing the mood at a summit of labor leaders who are worried that Democrats seem unlikely to go to the mat for them as an election year approaches.So report Ben Smith and John Bresnahan (POLITICO). And it just breaks my little heart, as Eileen Brennan says in Private Benjamin. It just breaks my little heart.