Barack Obama (D)CONTACT:
(866) 675-2008www.barackobama.comThe AFL-CIO hasendorsed Sen. BarackObama (D-Ill.) forpresident.The AFL-CIO GeneralBoard, which voted toendorse Obama,includes presidents ofall 56 unions in the AFL-CIO, as well asExecutive Councilmembers andrepresentatives of stateand local federations,trade departments andconstituency groups.Said AFL-CIO PresidentJohn Sweeny, “
Obama has vowed to ﬁght for working families and for an economy that works for all—and he has the record to prove it. As a church-based community organizer,Obama assisted those affected by closing steel mills. As a state senator in Illinois, he sponsored legislation to expand health care and protect overtime pay. As a U.S.senator, Obama has earned a 98 percent lifetime rating from the AFL-CIO. And all along,he
s marched on picket lines and rallied with striking workers.”
AFSCME PresidentGerald McEntee,chairman of the AFL-CIO PoliticalCommittee, pledged to
“work our hearts out for Barack Obama.
Our program is going to be worker to worker and neighbor to neighbor.We
re ready to mobilize.We
re ready to rock and roll.
This country and our people are ready for change.”
Says Electrical Workers(IBEW) President EdwinHill,
“We want to engage our members and all working people on the need for action on the issues that make a difference in our daily lives.
It is time to move beyond name calling and division so that our country can take positive action on the challenges we face.”
United Steelworkers(USW) President LeoW. Gerard said,
s plan to revitalize American manufacturing and his commitment to make workers the top priority in any trade agreement gives our members hope that his election will lead the country in a new direction that
s long overdue, and inspire us to work as never before to secure his victory.”
United States Senate
Jim Slattery (D)CONTACT:
2008 presents a uniqueopportunity for Kansasto elect a United StatesSenator who will put thepeople before corporateinterests. Jim Slatteryably served in theKansas legislature andthe United SatesCongress from 1983 to1995 and received theendorsement of thelabor movement in eachof those elections.Incumbent Senator PatRoberts has anextremely poor votingrecord. In hisCongressional careerhe has voted withworking families only 12percent of the time andonly 26percent in 2007.In 2007 Roberts votedagainst increasing theminimum wage, againstthe Employee FreeChoice Act, againstcollective bargainingrights for federalemployees, against theDavis- Bacon prevailingwage act, and to banmajority sign-up forunion recognition. Asthe chairman of theSenate IntelligenceCommittee Robertsensured there was noserious investigationinto how theadministration ﬁxed theintelligence that took theUnited States to war inIraq or the fabricateddocuments used asevidence to do so.Because of all this wewholeheartedly endorseJim Slattery for the U.S.Senate.
Kansas 4thCongressional District
Donald Betts (D)