Last month, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said, “The labor movement has no higher priority in 2013 than a workable immigration system that will allow 11 million aspiring Americans to become citizens.”
When Trumka said “no higher priority,” he really meant it. By his own admission, some of the guest worker provisions in the Gang of Eight immigration bill, S.744, constitute “unambiguous attacks on American workers.”
So the nation’s largest labor coalition couldn’t possibly continue to support “unambiguous attacks on American workers,” right? Alas, not right. It seems the AFL-CIO will continue to spend its members’ union dues to support “unambiguous attacks on American workers” as the union bosses pursue their highest priority: amnesty for illegal aliens.