Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ask AFL-CIO President Trumka About the Jobs Crisis

Hi, All:

Wanted to let you know that today we are launching a new online event focusing on jobs, with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Using online moderation tools, union leaders and working familyactivists across the country can submit questions for President Trumka about the jobs crisis and vote on questions already submitted.

President Trumka will answer the top-rated questions in a live online video discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. EST.

Please save that date.Visit to submit a question and vote on the questions.

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Tula Connell
AFL-CIO Managing Editor
815 16th St.,
N.W.Washington, DC 20006
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From Bob Daraio:

I sent in the following four questions for the "Ask President Trumka About the Jobs Crisis" program:

) "Will you support legislation to curb out-sourcing by requiring subcontractors of work formerly performed by employees of businesses with collective bargaining agreements to have a union contract?"

2) "Will you support legislation that requires employers with union contracts to bring their collective bargaining agreement with them when they move their facility to any other city or State?"

3) "Will you support an AFL-CIO position that no collective bargaining agreement should continue to have a "No strike clause" or at least require contract language requiring all union members to honor any and all sanctioned picket lines?"

4) " Will you fight for legislation to eliminate the "While you can't be fired for striking, you can be permanently replaced" rule?

I'd be interested in Brother Trumka's position on these questions. What do you think?

Thank you to the AFL-CIO for providing the opportunity for the rank and file to ask our AFL-CIO leadership questions and for allowing our input into policy decisions at the highest levels in organized labor. Communication will make us stronger.


Bob D

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