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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:54 PM
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Kerry MUST denounce anti-Union buyout of AT&T by Bush/Texas/SBC
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 02:05 PM by WhoCountsTheVotes
AT&T is unionized with CWA and IBEW. Both unions will endorse the Democrat in the general election. Now Bush's Texas corporations - SBC, which owns Cingular, are going to buy out AT&T, fire all the union employees, offshore as many jobs as they can, pay undocumented immigrants less than minimum wage, and generally go on an anti-union, anti-worker spree.

The AFL-CIO is endorsing Kerry - as the front runner he needs to take a strong stand against this, in public, on TV.

http://www.americasnetwork.com/americasnetwork/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=86249

Notice the "creative financing" they are using for the buyout - with cover from Bush and Greenspan.

"One of the most important aspects of the announcement last week that Cingular would buy AT&T Wireless went almost unnoticed-namely, that Cingular's parent companies, BellSouth and SBC, would virtually exhaust their cash reserves on the deal."

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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:12 PM
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1. If you expect courage from Kerry, you're barking up the wrong tree.
The AFL/CIO already sold their soul for a sop: that Kerry would 'review' all the trade treaties that KERRY VOTED FOR, ONE AFTER ANOTHER.

Kucinich, the real labor candidate, will probably protest and really fight about this, but you will never hear a word about it.
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:38 PM
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2. NO UNION MEMBERS HERE?
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:11 PM
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3. What makes you think Kerry gives a shit about labor?
He doesn't need to care - married the rich duchess and all. There is nothing in his past or present that would indicate and appreciation or understanding of deep labor issues in this nation.

Don't wait on any pro-labor fire coming from this fool.
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