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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:38 AM
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15. Obama: Workers staging sit-in 'absolutely right'
I really like the way Obama thinks. - Ozy

CHICAGO (AP) President-elect Barack Obama is weighing in on behalf of workers staging a sit-in on the factory floor of their former Chicago employer to protest abruptly losing their jobs last week.

Obama told a news conference Sunday that Republic Windows and Doors should follow through on its commitments to the 200 workers, who say they won't leave the plant until they are assured they'll receive their severance and vacation pay.

"The workers who are asking for the benefits and payments that they have earned, I think they're absolutely right and understand that what's happening to them is reflective of what's happening across this economy," Obama said.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ildwr...
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