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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 12:32 PM
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Hillary Clinton picks up union endorsement
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United Transportation Union on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president, the first national union endorsement of the 2008 campaign.

"The UTU has a long history of picking winners early. Hillary will be a president that America's working families can count on. Time and again, as a United States senator, she has stood with us," UTU President Paul Thompson said in a statement.

Clinton is leading in national polls for the Democratic nomination. She said that she was honored to get the endorsement.

"America's workers have been invisible to this administration, and it's time they had an advocate in the White House," said the New York senator.

The UTU, which calls itself the largest railroad operating union in North America, represents 125,000 active and retired members in the railroad, bus and public transit industries.
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  -Hillary Clinton picks up union endorsement William769  Aug-28-07 12:32 PM   #0 
  - i worked on the railroad 30 years,  blueknight   Aug-28-07 12:45 PM   #1 
  - Isn't UTU one of many member unions of the AFL-CIO?  zulchzulu   Aug-28-07 04:22 PM   #17 
     - Des Moines Register: The Iowa UTU chapter made up of 1k active, 2k retired freight rail personnel  flpoljunkie   Aug-28-07 07:34 PM   #18 
  - You mean this UTU?  BlueDogDemocratNH   Aug-28-07 12:53 PM   #2 
  - So your going to hold them responsible for past members?  William769   Aug-28-07 12:57 PM   #3 
  - This isn't the dim and distant past  BlueDogDemocratNH   Aug-28-07 01:01 PM   #4 
     - The key word from your article is former. NT  William769   Aug-28-07 01:04 PM   #6 
     - Those dogs use flea powder now.  emilyg   Aug-28-07 01:15 PM   #9 
  - Republicans are descending in power..  Tellurian   Aug-28-07 01:01 PM   #5 
  - Sliming a union as corrupt because they endorsed someone you don't like?  rinsd   Aug-28-07 01:07 PM   #7 
  - No, they ARE corrupt  BlueDogDemocratNH   Aug-28-07 01:14 PM   #8 
     - And if they had endorsed Obama you wouldn't have said a peep.  rinsd   Aug-28-07 01:16 PM   #10 
     - This is not a membership endorsement!  saracat   Aug-28-07 02:41 PM   #15 
  - Self delete - posted in wrong place.  NCevilDUer   Aug-28-07 01:51 PM   #11 
  - That sounds to be in line with republican tendancies. nt  NCevilDUer   Aug-28-07 01:54 PM   #12 
  - As I've said for months, if Hillary gets the NEA endorsement, the primaries are over.  David Zephyr   Aug-28-07 02:10 PM   #13 
  - That group of corrupted slackers?  ronnykmarshall   Aug-28-07 02:25 PM   #14 
  - Not surprising from another company union (n/t)  ProudDad   Aug-28-07 04:11 PM   #16 

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