Joe Biden update: He meets with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to talk about secret stuff
News report on LATimes.com 'Battle with unions widens in the Midwest':
The battle against unions in the Midwest escalated Wednesday as a second state, Indiana, effectively found itself trapped in a legislative stalemate.
All but three of the 40 Democratic members of the Indiana House of Representatives have temporarily moved to Illinois to avoid voting on legislation they consider to be anti-union.
Illinois is also where all 14 of the Democratic senators from Wisconsin sought sanctuary when they fled from Madison last week to block legislation that would have ended collective bargaining rights for public employee unions.
Public schedule of Vice President Joe Biden for Thursday, Feb. 24:
At 10:45 AM, the Vice President and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will meet with President of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka and with presidents of AFL-CIO labor organizations.
Whatever do you suppose they're plotting inside this transparent Obama administration White House?
Well, we'll never know. Because this meeting of an elected federal official with top labor union officers is closed to press.
Then there are the meetings with lobbyists held just off the executive office grounds to avoid reporting them in White House logs.
You are dismissed.
-- Andrew Malcolm
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Photo: Michael P. King / via Associated Press (Trumka incites protesters outside the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Feb. 18, 2011).