Longshore and Warehouse Union Cuts Ties to AFL-CIO Over Support for Obamacare, Immigration Reform

Positions do a great "disservice" to working people, the union says


The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has cut ties with the AFL-CIO, citing in part the private-sector union's support for ObamaCare and immigration reform.

In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, leaders of the 40,000-member union said they have become "increasingly frustrated" with the federation's policy positions on such matters as immigration and health care reform.