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The Mitch Who Stole Christmas!

grinch_mitch_tree_300“The Mitch tried to steal Christmas from auto workers, their families, and their communities, It was the auto workers today, but tomorrow it will be other working people’s wages and benefits,” said Geri Jenkins, RN, a co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee – composed of 85,000 nurses in all 50 states.
“Wall Street CEOs like Martin Sullivan of AIG get their bailouts with no strings attached.  Sullivan earned $21,000 an HOUR last year, while American workers and families are facing economic calamity. Yet, Sen. McConnell and some of his Republican colleagues want to place further hardships on working people and their families, after eight years of devastating erosion of living conditions and health security.”

Further, notes CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro, McConnell and company have made clear that they view the demands for massive concessions by the UAW as just a first step in an all-out attack on unions and union members. An e-mail message circulated among Senate Republicans declared that denying the auto industry a loan was an opportunity for Republicans to “take their first shot against organized labor.”

“The voices of labor will not be silenced.  Not about our jobs, our healthcare, our respect, our dignity.  Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s shameful attacks on organized labor will not be ignored,” said DeMoro.

“Years of eroding living standards and health security for American workers are apparently not enough for McConnell. These types of attacks on the working people who built this country are disgraceful all year but especially during the holidays. And, not surprisingly, his actions directly led to at least temporary layoffs for thousands of workers.  Sen. McConnell can now add another title to his resume: The Mitch Who Stole Christmas.

“Please join us in our fight to save these jobs and these families.  Go online to send a message to the Mitch.  Tell him to either find some Christmas cheer or a new line of work,” DeMoro said. 
The campaign can be found HERE. It invites people to send a message to McConnell, and sign up for public protests and other actions to protect American working families. 

It only takes a few minutes to voice your opinion, please consider doing so!


Written by jointefforthost

December 18, 2008 at 5:35 pm

A Lump of Coal from Santa Bush

Keep in mind that it’s not just voters in blue states who will be affected — these midnight regulations will hurt people in the states and districts of Bush’s enablers in Congress. And remember that these last-minute policies are the outcome of Congressional Republicans’ loyal support for the Bush agenda over the past eight years. We should hold them accountable for the huge lump of coal Bush is handing over to the nation this Christmas. 

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Written by jointefforthost

December 17, 2008 at 11:44 pm