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What the AFL-CIO Can Do for Veterans

posted at 12:20 pm on May 13, 2013 by

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.

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Marcola on May 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Good life in Washington DC on less than $100K? I’ve heard from Congressmen it’s not possible…

Seriously, $96K for a car wash manager? THAT boggles the mind.

Marcola on May 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Seriously, $96K for a car wash manager? THAT boggles the mind.

Well if it’s in Washington D.C., that’s like, dog dollars. Divide by three to get people dollars.

No Truce With Kings on May 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I started at 21k a year as a police officer. By the time I retired, I was at top wage bracket of 52k a year. I see had I wanted I could of got a huge bump in pay and make 73k a year as a security guard. Hell why even start as the police, when that pay is available as a security guard?!?

Conservative4Ever on May 13, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I know what

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka

can do for this veteran …

M240H on May 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Just like Mel Gibson suggested to the English in Braveheart, every vet should bend over and trumka should be made to kiss the arse of those who paid the price to allow him to be a douchbag……

crosshugger on May 13, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I started at 21k a year as a police officer. By the time I retired, I was at top wage bracket of 52k a year. I see had I wanted I could of got a huge bump in pay and make 73k a year as a security guard. Hell why even start as the police, when that pay is available as a security guard?!?

Conservative4Ever on May 13, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Honestly (and I worked in security in the Northeast) the only way you’ll make even HALF that kind of coin in Security (starting out)is to work in areas that would make Benghazi look like Aruba.

There’s good money to be made in private security, but that’s mostly because it ISN”T as heavily unionized, thus YOU get to keep your money, instead of shelling it over to wanna-be tough guy hacks like Trumka & Co.

BlaxPac on May 14, 2013 at 2:16 AM

I know what AFL-CIO president Richard Trumkacan do for this veteran …

M240H on May 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Does it involve you bending over, and his lips?

GWB on May 14, 2013 at 10:39 AM