Unions Split on Keystone XL: Laborers ‘repulsed’ by unions siding with enviro ‘job killers’ out to ‘destroy the lives of working men and women’

“The Keystone issue has caused a Big Labor schism between those who favor the pipeline and those who want to make common cause with environmentalists.”

Read more in the Washington Examiner.

6 thoughts on “Unions Split on Keystone XL: Laborers ‘repulsed’ by unions siding with enviro ‘job killers’ out to ‘destroy the lives of working men and women’”

  1. It is probably not the union member who are against Keystone but the union leaders who have probably never asked their members for their opinion on the matter. Unions are very democratic as we all know – give me your money and the leaders will decide how to spend it.

  2. The labor movement and the environmental movement are linked primarily by a distaste for wealth and “corporations”. Their actual goals — jobs and high standards of living for craft people, constraint of resources and standards of living for enviro-socialists — are diametrically opposed. But each side believes that only government can get them what they want so their leaders have formed a difficult partnership.
    It’s true that only government can give the enviro-socialists what they demand. Free economy principles will deliver what labor wants, except labor’s leaders lie to the rank-and-file about it.

  3. Steve, your link doesn’t work for the Washington Examiner article, and I’ve been unable to access it by a Google Search. Be that as it may, it totally amazes me that my United Association “leadership” (who claim to lead otherwise skilled tradesmen who have actually completed 5-year apprenticeships) has taken a back seat to the Laborers’ International (usually 6-12 month apprenticeships served in Greaterford Prison three cell-blocks down from the Roofers, and two from the Teamsters). But for once, the Laborers’ Union is right!

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