AFL-CIO Split

American VoicesworkplaceEconomyjobswork ISSUE 41•31 Aug 3, 2005

Last week, both the Teamsters and the SEIU bolted from the AFL-CIO, a bad sign for American organized labor. What do you think?

  • “This is a sad day for organized crime—labor! I meant labor!”

    Diane Black –
    Cardiologist

  • “I'm reserving my judgment until I know what side Springsteen's on”

    Steven Watson –
    Real-Estate Appraiser

  • “Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but those incredibly tacky gold chains you wear.”

    Jody Soares –
    Systems Analyst

  • “'Boo-hoo... I'm all alone... People are leaving me all alone. Boo-hoo. I'm the AFL-CIO. Boo-hoo.' Grow up!”

    Jesse Pearson –
    Short-Order Cook

  • “Wait a second... Didn't Reagan end organized labor?”

    Kenneth Trapp –
    Investment Banker

  • “All's I know is, somebody's gotta drive this here pickle truck to Secaucus, and it ain't gonna be me.”

    Jeffrey Courson –
    Truck Dispatcher