Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Many unions opt not to spend on Dem convention

….. "The relationship is strong," said Brian Weeks, the political director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees of his union's ties to Obama. "We didn't get everything we wanted but we knew the challenge he faced with a Congress that opposed a progressive agenda." The union has contributed to the Charlotte convention, Weeks said. He would not say how much the 1.6 million-member union has given to the event nor how much it will spend on Obama's behalf this fall, but he said about 33,000 new people became active in the union's state battles in the past two years. "We will spend whatever it takes to support our members and the middle class in these fights," he said.

Many unions opt not to spend on Dem convention

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