Does Barack Obama support collective bargaining?

President Barack Obama, although traveling in the Midwest before the vote, chose not to put his moral authority behind collective bargaining, which may help explain why 18 percent of voters who said they supported Obama nevertheless voted for Walker.

via How Can Labor Bounce Back? – Innovations – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

I think it’s a fair question. The last time the president really gave any love to a labor effort that I recall was when he was just elected and the union at Republic Windows and Doors was staging a sit-in.

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  1. Phil Perspective said:

    President Barack Obama, although traveling in the Midwest before the vote, chose not to put his moral authority behind collective bargaining, which may help explain why 18 percent of voters who said they supported Obama nevertheless voted for Walker.

    Also because a lot of people thought a recall was morally wrong unless he was under indictment(which he might be soon) or convicted.

    • wfpman said:

      Yes that is also part of it too. It’s like when Gray Davis was being recalled a lot of people including Bill Clinton were against that; though Clinton came out for Walker’s recall this time. 

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