Union leaders warn Green New Deal may lead to poverty: ‘Members are worried about putting food on the table’

Labor unions are warning that the “Green New Deal” proposed by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is vague and potentially dangerous, signaling that the progressive proposal may be in for even more turbulence following a rocky rollout last week.

While conservatives have fiercely criticized the Green New Deal resolution for promising a job to “all people of the United States” — including those “unwilling to work,” according to an accompanying document published, and later disavowed, by Ocasio-Cortez’s office — the pushback from union leaders indicates that the progressive proposal has not won over a core element of the liberal base.

Any union leader who sides with the eco-luddites like Ocasio-Cortez or Trudeau is on the take.

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