Trumka Delivers ‘Wrecking Ball’ Speech at Press Club

In a recent address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka said lawmakers who have thus far showed reluctance in fighting on behalf of working families will reap the consequences in 2012 – no matter the party affiliation.

Trumka cited recent attacks on working families’ rights in Wisconsin and Ohio, new efforts to curtail voting rights and calls for austerity on the backs of seniors, children and the sick, saying “It doesn’t matter if candidates and parties are controlling the wrecking ball or simply standing aside—the outcome is the same either way . If leaders aren’t blocking the wrecking ball and advancing working families’ interests, working people will not support them. This is where our focus will be—now, in 2012 and beyond.”

The AFL-CIO President’s entire speech is available here.