Oh, so we owe these thugs a debt of gratitude? We don’t think so, Sparky.
President Obama pushed organizing rights on Monday in video message to the AFL-CIO Convention.
Obama was originally scheduled to speak to the convention in person but canceled late last week to deal with the Syria crisis.
“Thank you for all you have done for decades on behalf of the working men and women of America. This country owes you a debt of gratitude for your efforts to make sure that everyone who works hard has a chance to get ahead, whether they are in a union or not,” Obama said.
The president also said he wanted to share “my commitment to that fight.” He touted his success, with labor’s help, of having members confirmed to the National Labor Relations Board.
“We need to keep fighting for a true right to organize where workers are free from discrimination and intimidation on the job. And that’s why, with your help, I pushed to get National Labor Relations Board back to full strength in a decade,” Obama said.
Speaking of intimidation, Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks would know all about that.
Visibly frustrated by the lack of accountability over last year’s deadly attacks, Hicks appeared on ABC News to share his story. America Rising collected the highlights of his interview with George Stephanopolous, including Hicks’ assertion that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assigned Stevens to man the under-protected diplomatic post, despite documented security risks. He also reiterated that he personally and “immediately” informed State brass that the raid was an act of terrorism:
Where the debt of gratitude to Gregory Hicks, Mr. President?