Today the news networks were reporting that the AFL-CIO were having a convention in Miami at a luxurious hotel. The room rates range from $400-$1125. Thousands of union workers are being laid off and losing jobs each and every day and we have union officals spending money like the executives of banks. Many times our leaders send messages by the things they do and not by the things they say. I would say this is a outrageous gesture on their part and they should be answering to the laid off employees and workers that are making concessions. They should be setting the example instead of being the example of wasteful spending.