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Trumka: Obama Made "Strategic Mistake" Equating Debt Ceiling Crisis with Jobs

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/series/monitor_breakfast Saying "we do not have a short-term deficit crisis. It does not exist. We have a short-term jobs crisis," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said President Obama "played on Republican ground" to his detriment during the debt ceiling debate. ----- On Thursday, August 25, 2011, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined the Monitor Breakfast for a conversation with reporters. "If you want to help workers, you first need to help people," said On September 16, 2009, Richard L. Trumka was elected President of the AFL-CIO by acclamation at the Federation's 26th convention in Pittsburgh, Pa. His election, following 15 years of service as the AFL-CIO's Secretary Treasurer, capped Trumka's rise to leadership of the nation's largest labor federation from humble beginnings in the small coal mining communities of southwest Pennsylvania.
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