The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) convened October 22-25 in St. Louis Missouri. They passed over 50 resolutions, ranging from health care, foreign policy, climate change, and the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. But two resolutions stand out as declarations of independence from a two-party political system.
AFL-CIO RESOLUTION 2: AN INDEPENDENT POLITICAL VOICE
“…We must give working people greater political power by speaking with an unquestionably independent political voice, backed by a unified labor movement. The time has passed when we can passively settle for the lesser of two evils…”