They’re like the Disciples, only they beat the piss out of people they disagree with.

(Politico) — In a widely expected move, the AFL-CIO, the largest labor organization in the United States, endorsed President Obama for reelection Tuesday.

“With our endorsement today, we affirm our faith in him — and pledge to work with him through the election and his second term to restore fairness, security and shared prosperity,” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said in a statement.

Underscoring the occasionally strained relationship between the Obama administration and the broader labor movement, Trumka acknowledged past difficulties and differences while praising the president’s underlying values and commitment to working Americans.

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