Thursday, Oct 02nd

Last update:05:18:56 PM GMT

United Steelworkers Union Wants Palin to Stop Using Hubby as a Prop

E-mail Print
Share
Sarah Palin's husband is a steelworker and member of the United Steelworkers Union, but what does that mean for the possible McCain/Palin administration's position on unions? That's exactly what the United Steelworkers Union wants to know.
At the press conference, Palin trotted him out, stressing his steelworker credentials. Here’s a good union man, she emphasized.
But his United Steelworker card doesn’t include an automatic auxiliary membership for her. Or her running mate at the top of the Republican ticket, McCain, whose record on labor issues would require some serious penance before he could ever earn a union card.

John McCain opposes the Employee Free Choice Act, which would enable workers to collectively bargain and secure contracts with corporations more easily, like the employment contracts CEOs demand to have with corporations. McCain has jeopardized retirement by championing Bush’s privatization scheme for social security. McCain has voted for every American-job-killing free trade deal, without regard to human rights or environmental standards. And he has proposed, instead of providing health insurance for all Americans, a plan to tax the insurance of those lucky enough to still have employer-provided coveraage.

The workers of America cannot afford bad judgment after eight years of economy-crushing, debt-creating, Bush-Cheney. Unemployment, the national debt, inflation, home foreclosures and gas prices are all rising at demoralizing rates, while Bush and McCain continue to proclaim the economy is basically strong and any recession is all in workers’ heads, just some sort of psychological problem. Maybe that’s true — if you’re a multimillionaire like Bush and McCain. Or if you’ve got seven homes in which to hide from the reality of everyday American life like McCain.
Ms. Palin needs to stop trotting out her husband as an exhibit until she explains her positions on workers’ issues. Just exactly where does she stand on the Employee Free Choice Act?

Inquiring minds want to know, Ms. Palin. Where do you stand on Employee Free Choice? Where do you stand on privatization of social security? Where do you stand on job-killing free trade?
Are you with McCain – and against workers – on these issues? If so, you need to stop using your husband’s membership in the USW as a prop, because then his union card cannot possibly cover up your or John McCain’s worker-savaging positions.
Oh my. Is that unrest among the ranks?

The union has every right, and in fact a duty to call Palin out on these issues. The economic future of their membership is at stake.  The Bush years were not kind to anyone except for the very very wealthy.  The rest of the 90% of America has suffered.  Will McCain/Palin change direction? Or will they give us more of the same Bush policies? These are the questions inquiring minds want to know. Perhaps the National Enquirer can dig up some answers for us.

Comments  

 
0 # Guest 2008-09-08 09:26
The government\'s job is not provider. It is not here to provide people with retirement; it is not here to provide people with healthcare. Absolutely privatize social security. Better yet, eliminate it altogether. It belongs to the wage earner; let the wage earner decide what he wants to do with it.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
0 # All of this . . .Guest 2008-09-08 09:58
...over a woman from Alaska.
This couldn\'t have been a better year for the Democratic party.
I have to say that McCain is a genius. By a simple pick of a Vice President, he\'s managed to cause the left to self destruct and it is awesome to watch.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
0 # UrbanSwirl.com - Lifestyles of Colorlink-building 2014-08-23 12:09
Sixteen of the 27 holes have water in play and there are more than 75 bunkers that
line the fairways or border the pristine greens. We will not sell, share or rent this information to any third parties,
and your information will only be used for the reasons stipulated on this
page. I know that it is always exciting for you to optimize your new site
to achieve high search engine rankings as fast as
possible.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Latest Comments

From the Forum

Article Roundup

Food Recall on Beef

Ok, this is food recall 1 million and seventy four.  Kroger beef is being pulled from the shelves for ...

Read more

Fidel Castro Reflects on Injustice

News image

Former dictator and President of Cuba is having a change of heart! Facing his demise, 84yo Fidel Castro, takes full ...

Read more

Republican Hate Fest Spreads

The hate displayed at the McCain and Palin rallies continues to spread, and has become more blatant....

Read more

2012 Republican Straw Poll Favors Mike Huckabee

News image

Obama hasn't completed his first year in office and already a conference and polls are being taken to see who ...

Read more

Gays added to Hate Crime Bill

News image

Finally! Dawn of a new day!A bill has been passed to make it a Federal Crime when assaulting an individual ...

Read more

Rachel Hoffman - 23

News image

A Florida State University Graduate turned Police Informer turned DEAD at age 23. This young woman was in a pre-trial dive...

Read more

Interracial Couple Cannot Marry

News image

Meet Beth Humphrey (a woman) and Terence McKay (a man). This couple was denied their rights to get married in ...

Read more

Cheney had a Mild Heart Attack

News image

Just a mild one. No one needs to be alarmed - nor celebrate. Cheney is alive and said to be ...

Read more

The little bastards wanted to attack the teacher!!

Here is a reason to keep abortion legal. These little pricks (8-9 years old) wanted to attack the teacher, tie he...

Read more