A Commucare Happy Labor Day to the AFL-CIO

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In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation's largest private sector unions.

The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation.

In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the disillusion of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO's support of Obamare.
(full story "CITING OBAMACARE, 40,000 LONGSHOREMEN QUIT THE AFL-CIO" at breitbart.com)

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Brother and Sisters:

From the U.S. Department of Labor, where I proudly work in a building named for my great predecessor Frances Perkins, let me wish all of my friends in the Service Employees International Union and your families - wherever you are - a safe, happy and healthy Labor Day.
(full story "A Labor Day Message to SEIU Members from Labor Secretary Tom Perez" at seiu.org)

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North Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945)

U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission; all crew lost (1958)

U.S. recognizes the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (1991)

b: Henry George (1839), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Benjamin Aaron (1915), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953); d: Hồ Chi Minh (1969)

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