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— by Snær Pîlâjikson Snær Pîlâjikson
BTW, last week the AFL-CIO had their annual convention.

They officially adopted some resolutions, and I don't think they were too happy about what happened with Bernie.

They might be even less happy about it this week.


Resolution 2
AN INDEPENDENT POLITICAL VOICE

October 24, 2017

For decades, the political system has failed working
people. Acting on behalf of corporations and the rich and
powerful, the political system has been taking away, one
after another, the pillars that support working people’s
right to good jobs and secure benefits. Our opponents
know that unions are the last bulwark for working people,
and so set as their top priority taking away the freedom
of working people to negotiate for a better life. Moreover,
politicians restrict voting rights, legalize unlimited
contributions and gerrymander in order to entrench
themselves and preserve the corporate status quo.

Against this, we have one choice. We must give working
people greater political power by speaking with an
unquestionably independent political voice, backed by
a unified labor movement. The time has passed when
we can passively settle for the lesser of two evils.
 We
must aggressively foster a new generation of elected
representatives who share our aspirations for growing
the labor movement and meeting the challenges of
globalization and the emerging 21st century workplace.

Union members can redress the imbalance in power by
organizing in their workplaces and their neighborhoods
to drive our members, their families and their neighbors
to participate in critical elections and to hold officials
accountable to a pro-worker agenda.

Today, we resolve to take all necessary steps to realize
working people’s aspirations by joining together across
the movement and committing to our members and
working people everywhere that we will adhere to the
following principles:

 • Define a pro-worker agenda across the sectors of our
movement to hold as a joint standard for all candidates
and officials, regardless of party;

 • Establish a communications framework to
communicate our agenda across the federation and
with our allies;

 • Prioritize year-round member-to-member
communication as part of a commitment to heightened
internal organizing and workplace education;

 • Mobilize working people who are not yet in unions;

 • Promote effective models for recruiting, training,
mentoring and supporting union brothers and sisters
running for elected office; and

 • Promote greater participation in the democratic
process by opposing voter suppression and boosting
participation by young people, seniors and people of
color.

In short, we commit ourselves to working together—
across unions, across sectors, across states—to tackle the
challenges that lie ahead and to find common ground on
which to strengthen and grow our movement.
 

https://aflcio.org/resolutions/resolution-2-independent-political-voice



Hmm.

Sounds like they're throwing shade on the DNC and may eventually be ready for a "beer hall insurrection" if things continue to deteriorate.
Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. — John Adams