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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:54 PM
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NEVADA PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS UNION ENDORSES JOE BIDEN
Joe Biden Has Always Been There For Organized Labor And That Record Is Important To Us.

Las Vegas, NV (December 14, 2007) Today, Sen. Biden received the endorsement of the Plumbing, Pipefitting, and Refrigeration Workers UA Local 525. From fighting for Common Situs Picketing in the mid-1970s to prevailing wage, Card Check, OSHA standards, pension protections and, most recently, the Employee Free Choice Act, Sen. Biden has been a leading ally of the union movement for over thirty-five years.

The Biden team in Nevada is excited to have The Plumbers and Pipefitters on board. They bring another level of grass roots support to our campaign, said Biden for President Nevada State Director Ronni Council.

UA Local 525 Business Manager Brett McCoy said, Joe Biden has always been there for organized labor and that record is important to us. Hes also the only candidate who has a plan to get us out of the war and who is aware of the domestic problems we face, like the economy, and knows how to fix them.

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As president, I will immediately sign the Employee Free Choice Act into law. I will guarantee that the National Labor Relations Board returns to being a fair forum to contest unfair labor practices. I will appoint people to the Department of Labor who understand the value of unions to our economy and will make sure that pro-union officials play senior roles at the Departments of Commerce, State, Agriculture, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. And I will also create good, union jobs by investing in our national infrastructure. We have $1.6 trillion of work to do to rebuild our roads, tunnels, ports and bridges. That means more construction, manufacturing, and transportation jobs for Americans.


http://thepage.time.com/biden-release-on-union-endorsem... /

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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:55 PM
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That's good to know...
let's hope Joe hangs in that long!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:56 PM
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2. Of course he will!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:55 PM
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1. I was just going to post that.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 03:55 PM by pirhana
Thanks WesDem!
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:58 PM
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3. You're welcome
:toast:

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:00 PM
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4. I am so happy to see this! When I saw Joe speak to the AFL-CIO I was moved,
and have subsequently been surprised that he hasn't received union endorsements. Thanks so much for posting this, WesDem! :hi:
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:13 PM
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5. Well, that it then
God knows we don't want to piss off the plumbers by voting for someone else.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:35 PM
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9. Yeah - you better vote for Joe or pray your toilet never breaks.
:)
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:39 PM
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11. I'll tell you one thing
When I was working in politics and you had a campaign going, the plumbers (and the electricians) were all you needed. Whatever needed doing, they did. They will be a big help.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:20 PM
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6. This is great news!
Thanks for posting it.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:22 PM
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7. Holy shit.
Nice pick up by Joe.
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Think82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:49 PM
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20. that's not a pun, is it?
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:24 PM
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8. A nice coup for Joe n/t
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:39 PM
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10. Chalk a nice one up for Joe!
:thumbsup:
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ginchinchili Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:48 PM
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12. I like how people continue to cast their lot for Joe...
even though he's not one of the "top tier" yet. They do so because he's the best person for the job.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:29 PM
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13. and in states whose primaries are AFTER Iowa.
;)
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Jillian Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:57 PM
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14. The UAW endorsed him today too.
Well the UAW in DE that is.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:58 PM
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15. Awesome Jillian...
Thanks for the info...
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Steely_Dan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 03:50 PM
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17. You Mean...
the United Auto Workers...isn't that huge????
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 03:53 PM
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18. Here's what the release said;
http://www.midatlanticlabor.com/appiesnet/wordpress/?p=...

Yesterday, the Delaware UAW CAP voted to endorse their senior US Senator Joe Biden in his bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. There were no votes in opposition.

Senator Biden has been a strong supporter of organized labor ever since he was first elected to the US Senate in 1972. He has fought strongly to defend both the Chrysler and General Motors manufacturing plants in his state.

Currently the Chrysler plant is slated to idle with no vehicles being built there. No new vehicles are currently scheduled for the General Motors plant after 2012.

Biden has been with unions on almost every issue for 35 years.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 04:43 PM
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19. Read what corona wrote - and it was the UAW in his state.
I wish it was the main UAW! ;)
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 03:17 PM
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16. Great!
I think Biden is going to surprise alot of people, when all is said and done.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 05:25 PM
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21. Does Rory Reid know this? He's gotta be pissed n/t
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