Hi Hoosier Steelworkers,
Today USW International President Gerard reiterated the need for us to get out there and vote for the candidates that will support and have supported working families in Indiana. He asked us to think objectively about one thing that Sen. McCain has done for working folks in his 28 years in office.
We couldn't think of a single thing. In fact, on all the issues that affect us - pensions, health care, trade and education - he stands against us. On all the issues that help us get ahead, make a living, stand up for other working folks - he speaks against us. On every single piece of legislation where we could have leveled the playing field, ensure we would not be replaced when exercising our right to strike, and protecting our retirements - HE voted against us.
When it came to Governor Daniels I couldn't think of a single thing he has done for us either. In Indiana, one of his first official acts was to sweep away collective bargaining rights for state employees. Instead of moving ahead, he moved us backwards, sold off the toll road and continues to encourage further privatization. We can't afford another term with Mitch. Jill Long Thompson is a union member that will stand up for us, by us and with us.
So get out there and Vote for Jill, Vote for Sen. Obama - and VOTE EARLY.
Susan A. Maroko