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    Default The AFL-CIO and the IAFF

    I have been following the current discord within the AFL-CIO and particularly how it has been effecting the IAFF. Harold Shaitberger was on Fox News explaining why our union is so bi-partisan when compared to othet labor unions. Harold took some heat within our union with the Kerry endorsement, but facts are facts. 34 % of our PAC money went to GOP candidates.Thats a pretty high margin in my opinion. I think Harold was 150% right to state that democrats should not take the labor movements support for granted and that we are not an "ATM" for them either. The AFL-CIO is in big trouble and they better pull their heads out of the sand. IAFF and AFL-CIO
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    I, for one, would like to see the IAFF get out of the AFL-CIO.
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    I also agree, withdrawing from the afl-cio might be a good thing. At least an idea worth looking into. The IAFF is a rather unique union that doesn't have alot of the same interests other afl-cio affiliates have.
    It is true, the IAFF does support many GOP candidates at the local, state and national levels.

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    Why would an American trade union want to withdraw from the national federation of trade unions?

    Here in Canada we find the Canadian Federation Of Labour to be an invaluable resource
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    I seriously doubt that the IAFF would pull out of the AFL-CIO. It should be interesting to see what happens when the convention comes here in July though.
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