What the AFL-CIO Can Do for Veterans
posted at 12:20 pm on May 13, 2013 by Mike Antonucci
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka is upset that Walmart is offering jobs to returning military veterans.
“After facing enemies abroad, is an $8.81 an hour part-time job the best we can offer returning veterans?” asks Trumka.
He’s right. Veterans deserve more than $8.81 an hour. And I know a place where they can do much better, get amazing benefits and not have to work nearly as hard.
How about earning $29,000 as an intern?
$33,000 as a cafeteria clerk?
$39,000 as an “evening cleaner?”
$54,000 as a general office clerk?
$59,500 as an office machine operator?
$72,000 as a web assistant?
$73,000 as a security guard?
$77,000 as a driver/general assistant?
$90,000 as a cook?
$96,000 as a car wash manager?
And all that is before we even begin to talk about the professional positions. Veterans, don’t settle for Walmart. Head over to AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, DC and start living the good life.