The AFL-CIO Solidarity Center chair, Richard Trumka, has good reasons to support President Barack Obama—more than $28 million of them actually. In an annual report covering fiscal year 2011, the center listed $28,602,918 in “federal awards” from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the U.S. Dept. of State and US AID.
That's a big chunk of the center's funding; the total funding is listed as $30,549,977.
It’s useful to recall something I wrote in March, 2011 that virtually no other media paid attention to: