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Friday, 06 January 2012 08:49

The change we have been waiting for.

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 I have been especially disillusioned by his total abandonment of the labor movement and his failure to do anything about financial industry reform. Up until yesterday, Obama had followed a tenet of capitulation with Republicans who would rather throw the country into turmoil, rather than compromise with this administration. Many who had supported Obama (myself included), had resigned ourselves to seeing more of the same from this President.

That all changed yesterday when Obama made 4 recess appointments that hopefully will signal the change we had hoped for when Obama was elected in 2008. These appointments will insure that the National Labor Relations Board can still function as an agency to protect workers, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will finally have an acting head to ensure consumers are represented.

This new get tough policy by Obama is a good start, and one that he should have used from the very start of his administration. Make no mistake, if Obama wants the support of labor, he must continue to help the middle-class. I hope that labor leaders make sure that Obama is sincere and not pandering for labor's support, without which he cannot be reelected.

Fernando Rendon

Labor Line

I would like to introduce a blog dealing with labor issues and how those issues affect all Americans in their daily lives. Labor Line will address the many factors that shape the labor movement including politically, socially and economically. I hope that this gives non-union members a better understanding of what those of us in the labor movement believe in, which includes respect and dignity on the job, a safe work environment and a living wage. The Labor Line blog will deal with labor issues and how those issues affect all Americans in their daily lives. Labor Line will address the many factors that shape the labor movement including politically, socially and economically. I hope that this gives non-union members a better understanding of what those of us in the labor movement believe in, which includes respect and dignity on the job, a safe work environment and a living wage.

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  • Comment Link Linda Stasik Saturday, 14 May 2016 22:12 posted by Linda Stasik

    As a union member for almost three decades, I'm proud to stand with Fernando!

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