Monday, October 18, 2010
Labor Unions' Constitutions Still Harbor Anti-Leftist Bias
I'm in the early research stage of an article on the anti-leftist bias that still exists within the labor movement. The AFL-CIO, and many of their affiliate unions have language that barres anyone with "authoritarian or totalitarian views" from holding office. This is a thinly veiled allusion to those who publicly espouse views that are in line with Communism, as well as Socialism in general. While it is a well known fact that the AFL-CIO was purged of it's most militant members during the McCarthy Era, it is very seldom mentioned that a lot of these policies are still in place.
This causes many of our most militant members today to hide their beliefs in order to be successful in the labor movement. I hope to gather information and statements from several sources in order to have a thorough discussion on this subject, which is very important to the future of our movement.