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    Taking A Stand!!!

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Local Union
    Albuquerque, NM
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    Default AFL-CIO Labor Leader on Leave for Strip Club Tab Reimbursement Flap

    Some people just do not know how to behave in positions of power!

    Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, spent May Day on paid leave instead of rallying the cause of working families. The labor leader’s troubles began a week ago when AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka put him in time out following a spat over an expense reimbursement. The national labor federation is currently investigating a receipt for $117.70 that was previously submitted months ago.

    That’s the amount of money spent at Playmates, a Miami strip club.

    Before Splinter got the scoop, Gebre enjoyed the acclaim that accompanied his ascension in 2013 to the third highest-ranking position within the largest federation of unions in the United States. Formerly the executive director of the Orange County Labor Federation, Gebre touted himself a “quadruple threat” against President Donald Trump from the perch of his new position; He’s an Ethiopian refugee, immigrant, black man and labor leader. Gebre’s also the only person of color in the AFL-CIO’s top leadership ranks.

    Now Gebre finds himself at the center of a very public power struggle within the AFL-CIO

    “While I have been informed that, after our staff identified the claim as potentially inappropriate, you stated that the receipt evidencing the expenditures was submitted in error, I believe that it is prudent for the AFL-CIO to investigate the matter further,” Trumka wrote Gebre in an Apr. 23 letter. He placed him on paid leave during the probe and asked that he assign his work tasks to another staffer for the next 30 days.

    Gebre responded by sending a letter to the AFL-CIO’s executive council where he blasted Trumka for exceeding his authority in taking him off of his executive vice president duties.

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    Scab Hating Union Thug

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Local Union
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    Default Re: AFL-CIO Labor Leader on Leave for Strip Club Tab Reimbursement Flap

    That's one you DON'T turn in for reimbursement. Duh!

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