Corporations are asking what the country can do for them. They now spend $2.6 billion a year lobbying members of Congress to write and change laws and regulations to benefit their businesses and increase their profits. A push to privatize government functions and jobs is just one example of corporate lobbying.
Right now the biggest companies have nearly 100 lobbyists who work day and night lobbying members of Congress on their behalf. For every dollar labor unions and public interest groups spend, large corporations spend $34.
It will be hard for federal employees to compete if we don’t recruit every employee to join the union. With cuts to our pay and retirement and attempts to destroy the union, they are declaring war on us. Our only choice is to grow our locals, fight tooth and nail, and make this our finest hour.