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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:26 PM
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Hoffa calls for greens, unions to team up
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 1:02 PM PDT

Hoffa calls for greens, unions to team up

East Bay Business Times

Jim Hoffa, president of the Teamsters union, called for a stronger alliance between labor unions and environmentalists in a speech in Oakland on Wednesday.

Hoffa, who leads the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said drilling for offshore oil won't solve the United States' energy problems -- "not here and not in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge," according to text of his speech supplied by the Teamsters.

"If we are to prosper as a nation, our future lies in a green economy," he said, calling for more work on alternative energy sources as a way to counteract ever-rising oil prices. He said development of solar, wind and geothermal power would create more union jobs and revitalize the economy.

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Greg Haegele, director of conservation at the Sierra Club, praised Hoffa's remarks and said, "We are proud to stand here today, as allies and friends of the Teamsters."

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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:27 PM
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1. THANK YOU
Need to build some other bridges as well.
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