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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamster View Post
    I see it ending up as being Obama and McCain....

    Not much of a choice. I have actually thought of not even going to vote this time.
    I think you are right on the candidates. However, now more than ever we all need to stand behind the candidate endorsed by our Union, in order to send a message to Washington, that we are again a force to be reckoned with.

    Our voices need to be heard loud and clear from now on so that just maybe, this government will quit snubbing its nose at the American worker. Does anyone think that the NAFTA would have passed, or the DOT could get away with its contemptuous regard for the Court, by not addressing the HOS decision, if we had the political power we once had?

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    I don't understand for the life of me, how NAFTA passed, with a democrat in the white house. "The giant sucking sound of jobs leaving this country" rings thru my head every day. Especially now that it has trickled down to truckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullin3 View Post
    I don't understand for the life of me, how NAFTA passed, with a democrat in the white house "The giant sucking sound of jobs leaving this country" rings thru my head every day. Especially now that it has trickled down to truckers.
    This I believe is because the AFL-CIO had taken a "wait and see" attitude in the political arena years ago. John Sweeny being the voice of the American Laborer should have been screaming fowl, but failed to have his voice heard loud and clear.

    General President Hoffa and those involved in the withdrawal from the AFL-CIO did so, I think, because of this. Rightfully so. Change to Win, is more vocal and in my humble opinion, the voice of the modern Union movement.

    I have a soap box, and ain't afraid to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey View Post
    General President Hoffa and those involved in the withdrawal from the AFL-CIO did so, I think, because of this.

    I have a soap box, and ain't afraid to use it.
    Get on your box anytime.

    Is this the "falling out" that the two had, that I hear referenced from time to time

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnionTrucka View Post
    FYI Mr. Moderator, my wife got me Fight Night Round 3 for Valentines Day for my NEW PS3 ! and oh yeah, Bush is the DEVIL and McCain sure looks like one
    OH PS3, whatever!

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    I support the EFCA! I know it moved to clocture I believe in any American should have the right to organize.


    Employee Free Choice Act Moved to Cloture

    If you are not familiar with what the Employee Free Choice Act is then you should be. It effects every working person in the United States:

    This landmark legislation would require employers to:

    * Recognize a union after a majority of workers sign cards for union representation.
    * Provide for mediation and arbitration of first-contract disputes.
    * Authorize stronger penalties for violations of the law when workers seek to form a union.

    The United States Senate needed a 3/5 majority to pass. The vote count was 51 Yea / 49 Nay.

    U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

    You can see how your Senator voted at the website address above.

    Here are the Senators I looked at:

    Evan Bayh (D-IN) - Yea

    Carl Levin (D-MI) - Yea

    Barack Obama (D-IL), Yea

    Hilliary Clinton (D-NY) - Yea

    John McCain (R-AZ) - Nay (you won't be getting my vote now)

    Richard Lugar (R-IN) - Nay

    Here is the link to the Teamsters EFCA page:

    Employee Free Choice Act

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc428 View Post
    I support the EFCA! I know it moved to clocture I believe in any American should have the right to organize.


    Employee Free Choice Act Moved to Cloture

    If you are not familiar with what the Employee Free Choice Act is then you should be. It effects every working person in the United States:

    This landmark legislation would require employers to:

    * Recognize a union after a majority of workers sign cards for union representation.
    * Provide for mediation and arbitration of first-contract disputes.
    * Authorize stronger penalties for violations of the law when workers seek to form a union.

    The United States Senate needed a 3/5 majority to pass. The vote count was 51 Yea / 49 Nay.

    U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

    You can see how your Senator voted at the website address above.

    Here are the Senators I looked at:

    Evan Bayh (D-IN) - Yea

    Carl Levin (D-MI) - Yea

    Barack Obama (D-IL), Yea

    Hilliary Clinton (D-NY) - Yea

    John McCain (R-AZ) - Nay (you won't be getting my vote now)

    Richard Lugar (R-IN) - Nay

    Here is the link to the Teamsters EFCA page:

    Employee Free Choice Act
    Excellent post, thank you.

    The United States Senate needed a 3/5 majority to pass. The vote count was 51 Yea / 49 Nay.
    As you notice party lines dictate labor issues. Time for us to vote for those friendly to labor. Regardless of some of their other issues, the most important is our jobs.
    Last edited by mikey; 02-17-2008 at 01:28 PM.

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    Default Re: The final two

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey View Post
    I think you are right on the candidates. However, now more than ever we all need to stand behind the candidate endorsed by our Union, in order to send a message to Washington, that we are again a force to be reckoned with.

    Our voices need to be heard loud and clear from now on so that just maybe, this government will quit snubbing its nose at the American worker. Does anyone think that the NAFTA would have passed, or the DOT could get away with its contemptuous regard for the Court, by not addressing the HOS decision, if we had the political power we once had?
    You have put me to the fire and caused me to change my mind and go vote.

    Thanks

 

 
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