Got this report of a speech by John Wilhelm to the AFL-CIO Executive Council, from a reader at UNITE HERE.(from sternburgerwithfries.blogspot.com)
Tasty thinks it speaks for itself on issues of Stern, NUHW, the failure of EFCA and why it is crazy that Andy Stern is on Obama's Debt Commission on behalf of organized labor.
Two weeks ago UNITE HERE President John Wilhelm gave a speech to the AFL-CIO Executive Council about SEIU’s divisive role in the labor movement. AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney asked President Trumka to be recognized as a point of personal privilege. To a hushed room, President Sweeney said he agreed with President Wilhelm’s comments and called the behavior of Stern’s SEIU “despicable.”
This came after President Sweeney recounted his 50 years paying dues to SEIU, his pride in rising through the ranks of SEIU to become its President, and the fact that he originally hired Andy Stern.
AFL-CIO: Andy Stern's SEIU is 'despicable'
Next up: More Big Speeches
President Obama is set to begin an immediate public relations blitz aimed at turning around Americans’ opinion of the health-care bill.(from dailycaller.com)
Planning inside the West Wing for the post-vote period has proceeded quietly, even as the president and his allies on Capitol Hill were fighting for the measure’s passage.
Reshaping the legislation’s image will take place in three phases, White House aides said: the immediate aftermath; the seven months until the November midterm elections; and the several years that follow, during which many provisions in the measure will gradually take effect.