Building Trades Endorse Obama

The Building & Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, an alliance of 13 national and international unions of skilled craft workers in the United States and Canada, voted to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president today.

According to their statement:

"Our endorsement today of Senator Obama marks the beginning of the fight to return the reins of power to a presidential administration that places high value on the interests of America's working families," said Building Trades President Mark H. Ayers. "We have pledged to Senator Obama our determination to engage our members in detailed conversations concerning the stark differences between his view of America and that of Senator John McCain - whose candidacy, in our minds, is simply a warmed-over version of the anti-worker, anti-union tenure of George W. Bush."


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Re: Building Trades Endorse Obama

Oh No!!!  Ayers endorsed Obama!!!

Oh, wait.  Not that Ayers.  Good on him then.  And I've always understood Obama to be pro-buildings.  I hear he lives in one.

by Strummerson 2008-06-19 07:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Building Trades Endorse Obama

Lives in one?

Sounds pretty elite to me.  Certainly it's not the way to demonstrate genuine compassion for the homeless in the country!

This is just another way he leaves himself open to countless attacks from the GOP attack machine!

by candidate D 2008-06-19 07:35AM | 0 recs


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