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Obama: The choice for working families
Posted By ted On October 31, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Amtrak/Commuter,Aviation,Bus,Leadership Messages,News,Washington | No Comments
By International President Mike Futhey
Remember back in grade school, when we were given a page with four pictures on it — a dog, a cat, a horse and an apple — and told to identify which one of the four didn’t belong?
Imagine, instead, a page with these four pictures: a paycheck, a health-care insurance card, a union contract, and John McCain. Why doesn’t McCain belong in that series of photos?
Contrast the anti-union John McCain with the pro-labor Barack Obama.
As Mike Owens, a Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen general chairperson says, “We can’t keep complaining about agreements that are lousy and continue to vote for people who stick it to us.”
Transportation trades workers in Illinois, who have known Barack Obama for two decades, beginning with his election to the Illinois state senate, are so impressed with his voting record and support for organized labor and working families that they made a video in support of Obama.
The video may be viewed at www.utu.org by clicking on the Obama photo and scrolling to “Video: Obama in their own words.”
Barack Obama, through his Illinois state senate and U.S. Senate voting records, has earned the respect of working families in America.
In these difficult economic times for all working families, I urge you to join with me and go to the polls on Election Day and cast a ballot for the candidate who will put working families first – Barack Obama.
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