Excerpt: "'There is broad frustration with the party and all elected officials, broad frustration with the lack of a union agenda,' Michael Monroe, chief of staff of the AFL-CIO's building trades division, told The Associated Press. 'People are looking for outlets to express that frustration.' The decision by the building trades came after a vote by leaders of the unit's 13 affiliate unions, including the Laborers, Painters and Electrical Workers."
A decision has been made by the building trades division of the NC AFL-CIO, which includes laborers, painters and electrical workers, not to attend the 2012 Democratic Convention. (photo: public domain)
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