Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:38 PM
democrattotheend (7,445 posts)
Obama to Weigh in on Michigan Right to Work During His Visit Tomorrow
On Monday, Obama is scheduled to give a speech on the fiscal cliff at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant, as part of his public campaign to build support for raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans as he negotiates with congressional Republicans.
The Obama administration told labor leaders that the president will also be weighing in on the right-to-work fight in his speech, according to union officials who spoke with The Huffington Post.
"President Obama has long opposed so-called ‘right to work’ laws and he continues to oppose them now," said White House spokesman Matt Lehrich. "The president believes our economy is stronger when workers get good wages and good benefits, and he opposes attempts to roll back their rights. Michigan -- and its workers' role in the revival of the US automobile industry -– is a prime example of how unions have helped build a strong middle class and a strong American economy."
By addressing the issue in a high-profile speech, Obama would be giving it significantly more attention and providing a boost to activists on the ground who are attempting to raise awareness.
This is encouraging...as the article says, the president can help call attention to it.
Cue the bashing him for not doing enough and complaining that his statement was too weak before you've even heard it...
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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:19 PM
antigop (10,787 posts)
2. Michael Moore has asked people to call the White House and get Pres Obama involved.
I called. Maybe lots of people have called and are putting pressure on.