I was surprised when I saw that the AFL-CIO was backing SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act sponsored by the RIAA and MPAA. I was able to find out the name of the AFL-CIO official, Paul Almeida, testifying for the bill, and I sent him and email. Below follows that exchange.
To: Paul Almeida
From: Michael Pellegrini
Subject: Sorry to see an AFL-CIO officer shilling for likes of the RIAA…
I am an ILWU member. I’ve been involved in the union movement for over 30 years, working as an International Organizer, as a Business Rep, and have held elective positions.
I am appalled to find the AFL-CIO in bed with organizations like the RIAA and supporting SOPA. Continue reading “SOPA – Creating New Union Jobs? Naw…”