3.31.2009

Unions Demand Obama Fire Bank of America CEO's Ass

Damn straight. Evey bank that took bailout money that hasn't replaced their CEO should now be forced to fire those CEO's. It should have been part of the original TARP conditions last fall. The very people who helped get us into this mess, or came in in the middle of it and then made things worse, should have their asses handed to them.

From Greg Sargent:

The major unions are grabbing on to the ouster of General Motors chief Rick Wagoner to launch a campaign to pressure the Obama administration to engineer a similar axing of Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis.

The game plan: To capitalize on the odd disparity in treatment of the two industries to intensify populist rage at major corporations. The idea is to make the political environment much tougher for wavering Senators who might want to side with corporations against labor on the Employee Free Choice Act — and, tacitly, to keep up public pressure on the White House to aggressively side with workers in the fight.

Later this morning, Change to Win and SEIU — headed by Andy Stern — will publicly call for Tim Geithner to fire Lewis in an email to its membership:

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