Huff Post: AFL-CIO Pressures Lawmakers On Fiscal Cliff, Calls GOP ‘Hostage Takers’

WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO federation of labor unions is ramping up its opposition to any budget deal that includes cuts to Social Security or Medicare by sending state delegations to Washington on Tuesday to lobby lawmakers on the issue.

In the “fly-in lobby day,” as it’s been billed, the AFL-CIO’s local leaders from 33 states will pressure their representatives to let the Bush tax cuts expire and to keep Social Security out of the¬†so-called “fiscal cliff”¬†negotiations.

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