According To AFL-CIO’s Trumka, He and White House Are Pretty Darn Tight

Richard Trumka, Madison, WI, Feb 18, 2011.

The Blaze headline screams,Shocking Level of Influence Exposed”, and shocking it is, that  according to Trumka, he visits the White House 2-3 times a week, and talks to someone from the White House every day.

In the Greenroom, John Sexton makes the point that if Trumka’s assertions are true, this should be a major news story. But one of the many ways the Make-Believe-Media protects The Emperor is to suppress stories like this one.

They understand how an unsavory character like Richard Trumka might turn off the average Joe:

Shortly after coming to power, Trumka, Sweeney and Chavez-Thompson rescinded a founding AFL-CIO rule that banned Communist Party members and loyalists from leadership positions within the Federation and its unions. The “New Voice” triumvirate welcomed Communist Party delegates to positions of power in the Federation. And the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) declared itself “in complete accord” with the troika’s new AFL-CIO program. “The radical shift in both leadership and policy is a very positive, even historic change,” wrote CPUSA National Chairman Gus Hall in 1996 about the Trumka/Sweeney/Chavez-Thompson takeover.

One condition of the AFL-CIO merger of 1955 was that outright Communists be purged from CIO unions. The AFL-CIO in 1957 instituted a rule that required any union official invoking his Fifth Amendment right (to avoid incriminating himself before a congressional committee) to be removed from his position. But when Richard Trumka twice invoked his Fifth Amendment right in a case involving a corruption and money-laundering scandal during the late 1990s, the response by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney was to purge the rule instead of the rule-breaker Trumka.


In September 2010, Trumka explained his reasons for getting involved in the labor movement:

“I got into the labor movement not because I wanted to negotiate wages. I got into the labor movement because I saw it as a vehicle to do massive social change to include lots of people. That’s why I got into the labor movement…. In our central councils to reach out and start building permanent coalitions with young workers groups, with student groups, with religious groups, anybody that’s a progressive group, to bring them in, actually make them part of the structure so that we have representatives on our executive boards now.”

This broadcast features members of the Communist Party USA analyzing the recent Mid Term election results, and was produced by and the Progressive Podcast Network. It shows the coordination between self avowed Communists and America’s progressives.

CPUSA Labor Commission Chairman, Scott Marshall emphasized their working relationship with the AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, in what he calls their continuing efforts of “independent” union organizations operating in, or for political campaigns.  This occurs beginning at the 12:05 mark of the 11/8/2010 video, “CPUSA analysis of the  Mid Term Elections,” presented below.

Last October,  Doug Ross reported:

They’re not even trying to hide it any longer.

The Communist Party USA is openly and actively collaborating with the Democrat National Committee, Obama’s personal campaign (Organizing for America),, Rock the Vote and the AFL-CIO.

All of this is right out in the open for anyone with eyes to see.

When Patrick Gaspard, Obama’s radical, Acorn/SEIU “Go-To Man” moved to the DNC, last month,  DNC Chairman, Tim Kaine wrote this January 20 email to the Democratic Party faithful:

Patrick Gaspard is a great person. He is a key Assistant to President Obama, having served as the Political Director of the White House for the last two years and before that as Political Director to President Obama’s campaign. He understands the importance of grassroots politics and team building. He is someone with whom I have worked closely and I look forward to working with him even more closely at the DNC.

Gaspard’s move also signals the almost complete acceptance of hard-left and labor union influence in the upper reaches of the Democratic Party. In embracing Gaspard, the D.N.C. has surrendered its “commanding heights” to the Party’s almost completely dominant far left.

And after coming out so forcefully against the “anti-union” bill, Obama wants us now to believe that the White House  and DNC had nothing to do with the pro-union protests in Wisconsin, and elsewhere? Uh huh.

Anyone who still believes a single word that comes out of Obama’s mouth, raise your hand.


Trevor Loudon: Communists Backing Wisconsin Solidarity Protests

The Communist Party USA is promoting widespread protests across the United States in support of leftist and labor protesters in Wisconsin.

Reports Ohio Communist Party leader Rick Naginreported from Columbus;Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the state AFL-CIO and its affiliates have called for a massive turnout for a rally Tuesday at the Statehouse in Columbus to protest a Republican bill to repeal collective bargaining for public employees.


Then there are the brain dead drones involved in the movement….

Video at Blaze: Clueless In Wisconsin: Socialists March by Liberals Ridiculing Beck for Pointing Out Socialists Are Involved

Hot Air: Dem Congressman tells unions that they “need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody”


Awesome: Trumka Decries Tea Party Extremism, Then Urges The Left to “Take Control Over Private Corporations “

Video: Trumka Praises Pelosi For Helping Drive ObamaCare “Down the Republicans Throats, Out Their Backsides”…

Ed Schultz “Accepts challenge” – Announces Big Labor March On Washington October 2

AFL-CIO Chief Trumka: Sarah Palin Terrorizing Union Thugs Or Something

Video: AFL-CIO Boss Says We Don’t Have Any Deficit Problem


9 thoughts on “According To AFL-CIO’s Trumka, He and White House Are Pretty Darn Tight

  1. Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, and others…laughing and screaming down in the bowels of hell. Why?…Because they are so proud of what is happening in Wisconsin.


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  3. Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev I reckon may belong down there…Marx though? Tell me, have you ever read the manifesto anon?


  4. Are you a Marxist, Nick?

    The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.
    Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution.
    The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
    Working Men of All Countries, Unite!

    Marx & Engels, Communist Manifesto (1848)

    We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.

    Marx, Editorial in Final edition of Neue Rheinische Zeitung (1849)

    I’d say he belongs down there.


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  6. I reckon that is where we differ, while Marx is extreme (that which I will not deny), we must remember he lived at a different time. While I do not agree with the ideas of forcible overthrows and such, there were ideas of his I find interesting. That is not to say that I am a full blown communist, far from it. Being of Ukrainian descent I can say that members of my family in the past saw the problems of men like Lenin and Stalin who treated them like rubbish and worked them nearly to death. Some members of my family (mind you this was long ago) were Marxist in that they liked some of his views. They were, however, aghast at the ideas of using violence to achieve the means of social equality. They merely liked the idea of equality. I like that idea in a sense my self. So its a bit roundabout. I am a Marxist in that I believe that there are ways classes could have less struggle, however I abhor the idea of warfare of the classes to bring it about.

    TLDR: I like some of Marx’s ideas but will admit he is far too extreme at times. Not sure if that would warrant hell though.


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