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Union leaders meet with Obama, back austerity drive against workers

November 14th, 2012
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/nov2012/obam-n14.shtml

Trade union leaders met Tuesday with President Barack Obama to give their support to his plans for massive cuts in social programs upon which tens of millions of workers depend. The hour-long, closed-door meeting at the White House was the first act in a carefully orchestrated campaign to convince the public that unprecedented cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps and other welfare programs are the only alternative to economic disaster in the form of the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

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