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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Blogging Labor

Recently in Roll Call and the Post it was revealed that the SEIU sent a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus opposing the increasing closeness of the organization with Wal-mart, a company that surely does not have working people at heart.

Ongoing commentary at Unite to Win reminds readers that not all members of the CBC are progressive. Sometimes those of us who watch Congress think that it is always made up of people like Elijah Cummings or Maxine Waters who really care about social justice and about working people struggling to get by. But many CBC members are one-sidedly pro-business, ambitious (so they think they need corporate money) and only nominally interested in those at the tough end of the pay scale, like Al Wynn and Mel Watt.