Sunday, March 04, 2007

Obama headlines labor rally

The Chicago Tribune reports:
With Democrats in control of Congress and seeking to boost a struggling labor movement, national union leaders joined Illinois' two senators at a rally Saturday in Chicago to promote legislation to make it easier for workers to join a union against the wishes of their employers.

"We will pass the Employee Free Choice Act. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when," said Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). "We may have to wait for the next president to sign it, but we will get this thing done."
How ironic that Obama would pick a location near these unions to rally for union support.It appears Obama isn't concerned about labor racketeering and he's from Chicago.You might say Obama is for the "old",reactionary politics of Chicago.