Hundreds rally for jobs for Middle America

Hundreds rally for jobs for Middle America

By LARRY RINGLER Tribune Chronicle
May 3, 2009
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WARREN - It didn't attract a crowd that covered every blade of grass in downtown Warren's Courthouse Square, but as one of the organizers suggested, Saturday's middle-class worker rally was a start.

''We took our idea to a meeting in Detroit with the International (United Auto Workers), and they loved it,'' said Jim Graham, president of UAW Local 1112 at the General Motors Corp. Lordstown East assembly plant, after the ''America Fights Back Enough'' rally for the middle class. He said the next rally is being planned for Cleveland. (MORE)
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Shouldn't they be making their now foreign-owned cars?

Plus I laugh because it is for the "middle-class". My cousin who works for the foreign automaker Chrysler makes a hell of a lot more money than I do and he's laid off.

MikeyA

Yeah, "middle class". If you made over $110K in 2006, you made more than 90% of Americans. So those factory workers pulling in serious OT to make $80K can hardly sit there and claim they are the middle of the road.

http://www.fox8.com/wjw-labor-rally-0502,0,3242856.story

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...a rally for big labor jobs. Not middle America. Big Labor.

If Big Labor really wants to help middle America, perhaps they should come up with new ways to create jobs instead of advocating the artificial raise in wages.

This is why I absolutely have no sympathy for auto workers making 100K plus a year while the real middle class America struggles to get by. The people who really need a bailout aren't the Wall Street elitists, aren't the big corporation elitists, not the Big Labor elitists. The people who need a bailout are middle class America who pays their bills on time, buy a house within their means. and do everything they're 'supposed' to do and then watch as irresponsible behavior in the private and public sector get rewarded.

Again, if Big Labor truly, truly wants to help middle America, then work to create more jobs.

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Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

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Gee...looks like tea party....what a bunch of extremists...

Liberals just cant understand those Jobs are resevered for Obama's new voters when they get amnesty?

The unions want those dues paying mexicans to Join the ranks....

http://www.cis.org/node/1157

Labor Sells Out American Workers, Yet Again
By Mark Krikorian, April 14, 2009

In the NYT's latest front-page story pushing amnesty, it reports that the AFL-CIO and the breakaway Change to Win coaltion (basically the Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters) have agreed on a common approach to amnesty. Last time, the AFL-CIO didn't back the Bush-McCain-Kennedy amnesty because it expanded the various indentured-worker visas, while the SEIU figured amnesty for its illegal-alien members (and importing even more in the future) was the main goal and they'd worry about the rest later. With an increased Democratic margin in Congress and with the Great Helmsman in the White House, the unions seem to have decided to give the finger to the rope-sellers at the Chamber of Commerce by proposing a phony commission to decide future levels of "temporary" worker admissions. And I note with much rejoicing that the Chamber isn't liking that at all:

"If the unions think they're going to push a bill through without the support of the business community, they’re crazy," said Randel Johnson, the chamber's vice president of labor, immigration and employee benefits. "There's only going to be one shot at immigration reform. As part of the trade-off for legalization, we need to expand the temporary worker program."

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

"Austintown resident Pat Negro, sitting with her 67-year-old GM Lordstown retiree husband, Ralph, said she hoped politicians will hear the rally's message that trade deals such as the North America Free Trade Agreement are hurting the nation's middle class.

''That's when it started,'' she said of the law that took effect in 1993 under Democrat President Clinton. ''I hope they change the trade laws.''

Ralph Negro said he'd like to see leaders stop giving tax breaks that encourage companies to ship jobs out of the country. Companies can defer paying the 35 percent U.S. taxes on foreign profits until they return the money to America, which may not happen for years.

Truer words have not been spoken. More and more people are realizing this on both sides of the political spectrum. These trade deals are strangling the middle-class

Pink Slip

the excessive Clinton tax hike that balanced the budget but did so on the backs of lower and middle America. That's when the wages began to flat line while jobs went away and the cost of living continued to climb.

Political Championship Wrestling- putting politics in proper perspective by presenting it as pro wrestling.

Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

Yeah, except wages didn't flat line until later like 2000-2001

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_income_in_the_United_States

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