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  • Conventional Wisdom and the ISO

    As conventional wisdom reminds us: You are known by the company you keep.

    So what is one to make of the AFL-CIO and Jobs with Justice, two labor-movement heavyweights, allying themselves with the International Socialist Organization (ISO)? According to the ISO’s North Texas branch, last night, the AFL-CIO and Jobs with Justice met with the ISO tonight to discuss “why we need the [Employee Free Choice Act] and how we can win it.”

    After all, the ISO hardly seems like the type of group Big Labor would want to have in charge of marketing its support for the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Avowed socialist agenda aside, this image of a Communist Christ, taken directly from the North Texas ISO social-networking site, probably won’t play well with rank-and-file union members.

    Then again, considering these recent poll numbers indicating that public opinion has turned resoundingly against EFCA, maybe socialists are the only contingency left for the unions to court.

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    4 Responses to Conventional Wisdom and the ISO

    1. Mrs. Carol Allen, Gr says:

      It seems to me that our country leaders are not

      interested in what the "poor" people need or want.

      We have all these years been taught against Socialism, and now they (the left) seems to be shoving it down our throat. Too many "Americans"

      have been so tolerant to everything that comes around. And have lost their way… It will be a sad day when some

      realize it may me too late to do anything about where our country is going.

    2. John, New York, NY says:

      I don't think the leadership is meeting with the ISO, but rather rank and file groups within the union. And why shouldn't they meet with a socialist group? Should they meet instead with conservative groups who do nothign but attack orgnized labor? Or with democrats, who are demanding concessions with them? Or union leadership, or often are so far removed from rank and file struggles that they end up scaring the rank and file to APPROVING those concessions? Workers need to take over their unions so they benefit the workers. Enough of this silly redbaiting.

    3. Jason Netek, Denton says:

      The fact that CEO's are calling it the "end of civilization" and this pathetic red-baiting here are signs that the enemies of labor are genuinely concerned about the Employee Free Choice Act actually passing. Take heart all ye workers: radicals, liberals, and conservatives alike, for the enemies of the unions are in a desperate and rather hilarious frenzy!

    4. Bob Andrews, Rocky B says:

      Its humourous to see the ultra-right and their fat cat corporate idols quaking in their boots over the EFCA. Their "conventional wisdom" of neoliberal economic policies and deregulation led to this deepening recession and worldwide financial crisis. To them, freedom is a privilege, not a right. Unless you're rich.

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