Radical AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is calling for the left to take control over private industry.
Trumka and Working America Executive Director Karen Nussbaum, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert, Eric Alterman, journalist and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and moderator Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the Nation, led a panel discussion—Which Way for the Working Class? Elections 2010 and Beyond—Friday afternoon in New York City.
More than 400 people attended the event at the Great Hall at Cooper Union.
In the short term, said Trumka, the labor movement has to “recapture the moment and take control of the national conversation.”
"We need to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job, but one we should start now."
Last week this socialist called Sarah Palin the new McCarthy. Now he wants the left to take over private industry.
Can we call these enemies of basic liberties “socialists” yet? (Don't answer that; if our former New Party member president with his actions, all his Marxist associations from past and present, as well as his own words can still be not declared a socialist, neither are likes of Trumka and Andy Stern!)