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Support the Auto Worker Bailout

Posted by libhom Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Save American Jobs over photo with auto worker on the job
I've already blogged a couple of times about this issue.

Anti Union and Anti Middle Class Sentiments Behind the Corporate Media's Attacks on the Automotive Bailout

FAIR Responds to Demonization of Autoworkers by ABC

Congress has acted like a bunch of proverbial fiddling Neros instead of acting in a responsible fashion and passing the auto worker bailout. It's time to support efforts to put pressure on Congress. The AFLCIO has an Action Alert urging our lawmakers to pass the bailout, which they are referring to as a "bridge loan" for the auto industry. The default email text (which you should replace with your own words) follows:

An emergency bridge loan for our domestic automakers, enabling them to keep the production lines moving, is a necessary step to revitalize the U.S. auto industry, protect American jobs and begin rebuilding our economy.

The automakers have submitted plans to cut costs and strengthen products, and the UAW announced that workers will do their part, too. The bridge loan requested by the automakers and endorsed by the UAW is not a blank check like the ones Henry Paulson has handed out to Wall Street banks.

I urge you to act now to protect our auto industry and help save the jobs of millions of workers, both in and out of the auto industry. Millions of Americans are counting on your leadership.

Yes, the CEOs at the Big Three have been lousy at their jobs. However, that's no reason to punish the workers who have no say in who runs the company. It certainly is no reason to throw hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work during a deep and long recession.

You don't need to be a union member to take action. In fact, it would help if a lot of non-union people joined in solidarity with the union movement. All of us will suffer if the economy is sabotaged by politicians to corrupt or cowardly to pass the bailout, a bailout that is dwarfed in comparison by the Financial industry bailout.

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2 comments

  1. Lew Scannon Says:
  2. I agree, the autoworker, who has given up many things in past times (while the executives gave up squat) should not be penalized because of mismanagement by top executives.

     
  3. Kvatch Says:
  4. I support the loans to Big Auto because, let's face it, compared to the wholesale looting of the treasury that's going on to prop up the AIG's and Citigroup's, it's pocket change. But the fact remains, that without change in leadership at Chrysler, GM, and Ford, we'll be right back here in 3 months...and again in 3 months after that...and then again...

     

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