The state AFL-CIO lost its last shred of credibility last week when it endorsed union buster Kathleen Kane. The Attorney General candidate owns, with her husband, Kane Is Able, a notorious anti-union trucking company. Her fervent opposition to organized workers was the focul point of a bitter primary battle. It could not have have gone unnoticed by Organized Labor.
Previously the umbrella organization has turned around and endorsed the likes of Blue Dog Tim Holden after vowing not to for votes against workers. If an organization doesn't stand for anything it'll fall for anything. One must clearly articulate one's mission and adhere to it in endorsements if it expects its members or the public to rely on its recommendations. The Kane endorsement is the final nail in the coffin of the state AFL-CIO's credibility.