For whatever reason the Mass AFL-CIO seems to be dominated by the hysterical police and fire unions. This story in the Globe today: Some patrolmen object to paper’s Obama depictions is illustrative. If one ever gets a chance to read the newspaper of the Boston Police Patrol mans Association it will make your skin crawl: BPPA It has been ridiculing and lampooning African American political leaders for decades. It really is despicable. Take The Boston Police, or the New England Police Benevolent Association, or NAGE, and you have a group of unions or leaders who one time or another have been accused of civil rights violations, sexual insensitivity or worse.
For whatever reason the police and fire unions are driving the AFL-CIO agenda. My guess is that they don’t necessary speak for the majority of unions or the rank and file as a whole?