Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Shame: Union boss criticizes Walmart for guarantee to hire returning vets

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka has stooped to another new low. He's attacking Walrmart for its promise to hire returning veterans.

From The Hill:
"Walmart's recent announcement of a plan to hire returning honorably discharged veterans is more about public relations than honoring our heroes," Trumka said in a statement. "That this effort was valorized by President Obama and Vice President Biden reflects an acceptance of economic failure out of line with America’s history or future."

Last week, the president and vice president spoke at an event commemorating the first lady's Joining Forces Employment initiative, which looks to encourage private businesses to hire veterans.

"Wal-Mart is telling any veteran who has served honorably that if they want a job in the year after they separate from service, Wal-Mart is going to hire them. And their goal is to do it within 30 days of the veteran’s application," Michelle Obama said.

But in his statement, Trumka asked, "After facing enemies abroad, is an $8.81 an hour part-time job the best we can offer returning veterans?"
That's a starting wage, Trumka. And the best way to land a job is to have one already. But union thugs don't know anything about economics.

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