Union Salute Video

This was the substantive portion of the “Labor Salute to Republicans” event such as it was, with representatives from the NEA, the Firefighters, and some of the building trades talking about the importance of union-GOP ties:


One moral of the story is that interest group politics is more complicated than a simple caricature would offer. And then again, it’s even more complicated than “well, unions need to find a few Republicans to support.” Maybe unions participated in this event, but most didn’t. The more ideological and coalition-minded SEIU is organizing a Take Back Labor Day concert as a counterpoint to the Republican festivities.