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With Edwards Out, ‘Which Candidate Will Speak for Working Families?’

Posted on January 30, 2008 | in Labor News | by

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), who announced today he will suspend his campaign for president, had earned the endorsement of three AFL-CIO affiliated unions: the Mine Workers (UMWA), the United Steelworkers (USW) and the Transport Workers (TWU).

 

Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts says the other candidates will need to work hard to fill the gap left by Edwards’ departure.

Without Sen. Edwards in the race, we wonder about several things: Which candidate will now take up the cause of the millions of working families who have been so callously pushed aside by the current administration? Which candidate will speak so eloquently about the clear link between rebuilding the middle class and restoring the right to organize?

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