"Previously, Trumka had warned the President that certification was premature, because Colombia had failed to do enough to stop the killing of union backers and human rights workers, and because the deal risks harming American workers while enriching multinational corporations Trumka suggested that labor leaders had expected the White House would give them a little more time to improve the deal, and that they had been surprised by the sudden approval. Pressed on whether the move could really hurt enthusiasm among blue collar swing voters, Trumka insisted that the labor organizers on the ground who will drive turnout were already responding negatively. “The people on the ground who deliver the votes are…wondering why,” Trumka said. “Our job is made more difficult.”"

AFL-CIO’s Trumka rips Obama: What about the 99 percent? - The Plum Line - The Washington Post