Who’s the Industrialist?
Always desirous of sharing the wise observations of my fellow Rhode Islanders, I recommend Raymond Palmieri’s recent letter to the editor:
Union leadership now plays the role of the industrialists.
The Aug. 25 Wall Street Journal reported that the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees Industrial Union (SEIU) “have a combined $88 million or more to deploy in this year’s election cycle.” That is money spent to keep its hold on favored politicians and maintain its strong influence in both our federal and state governments. Union leaders freely spend hundreds of millions of dollars of their members’ money supporting political candidates and agendas that many of their members may not agree with. They have no say in the matter.