Politico is reporting that the AFL-CIO will sever its long term relationship with Democrats.
Going forward, Trumka (AFL-CIO Head) said, the labor movement will build up its own political structures and organizations rather than contribute to and depend on the Democratic Party’s political operation.
This is good news for Democrats, and may even be good news for labor.
“We’re going to use a lot of our money to build structures that work for working people” Trumka said. “You’re going to see us give less money to build structures for others, and more of our money will be used to build our own structure.”
Maybe they are getting the message.