Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO, says Obamacare is largely a positive step. He is concerned about reports that some employers are cutting workers' hours to avoid having to offer health insurance.
Critics say President Obama may be making the same mistakes in Syria that the Bush administration did in Iraq: acting on weak intelligence, personalizing the enemy, not adequately accounting for unintended blowback.
For the 2014 election season, the AFL-CIO 'will be in Texas in a bigger way than we have in the past,' Richard Trumka, the organization's president, said at a Monitor breakfast Thursday.
Military strike, Syria as the target, should be reviewed first by members of Congress, they argue. More than 100 members of the House – both Democrats and Republicans – sent President Obama a letter to this effect.