New Haven Central Labor Council Calls for Sell-Off of Bonds

At its November ’09 meeting the Greater New Haven, CT Central Labor Council voted unanimously to call on the state AFL-CIO to sell off its $60,000 in Israel Bonds and to invest the money in the U.S. to benefit U.S. workers.

Three arguments seemed to make the greatest impact 1) the AFL-CIO doesn’t invest money in the bonds of any other country, 2) Palestinian workers and unions are getting an especially raw deal, and 3) Islamic Extremists like Bin Laden exploit the Palestinian issue to gain recruits and Americans pay the price