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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:27 AM
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Mine Workers Back Obama for President
Edited on Fri May-23-08 12:30 AM by Earth Bound Misfit
Source: blog.aflcio.org

The National Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee of the 105,000-member union voted unanimously today to back Obama and mobilize its members in support of his campaign.

UMWA President Cecil Roberts said Obama will fight for issues important to miners and all working families, such as health care, Social Security and safety on the job.

We are extremely proud to make this endorsement today. Sen. Obama shares the values of UMWA members and our families. He understands and will fight for the needs our members have today and the hopes our members have for a secure future for themselves and their families. Most of all, Sen. Obama will implement the clear change in direction UMWA membersindeed, all American working peoplemust have if they are to once again move forward and have a true opportunity to realize the American dream. After eight years of being pushed aside by an administration, which neither respects nor values the contributions American working families make to our society, we are looking forward with great anticipation to a new era in our nation starting with the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

Roberts said Obamas record stands in marked contrast to that of Sen. John McCain, the likely Republican nominee, on issues important to working families.

The UMWA first endorsed former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) last fall. Last week, Edwards, who suspended his campaign in February, endorsed Obama.

The two other unions that initially endorsed Edwardsthe Transport Workers (TWU) and the United Steelworkers (USW)also have given their endorsements to Obama....

Full Story: http://blog.aflcio.org/2008/05/21/mine-workers-back-oba... /

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:35 AM
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1. McChange is DOOMED...If the Coal Miners reject him, joining with other unions, he is TOAST
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jasmine621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:40 AM
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2. Remember, it's the leadership that endorses Obama
The worker themselves have their say in the voting booth.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 12:52 AM
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3. Most of the time...the ratio will lean on Obama
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