WIN Week In Review February 22-24, 2008
By Doug Cunningham
The Teamsters union has endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President just before crucial primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania, states rich with blue-collar voters. Teamsters President Jim Hoffa:
[Hoffa]: “We believe that he’s speaking to issues that resonate with our members. He’s talking about calling up the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada when he becomes president and reforming NAFTA. I think that’s important. He’s talking about fairness in the tax system; he’s talking about universal health care. He’s talking about a lot of issues that are important to us.”
This is a crosspost from Firedoglake
The union movement is turning green. Not with envy, but with an escalating sense that the nation must work to address climate change and that we must be part of the effort to create good jobs that also are green jobs.
Last December, an unprecedented delegation of unionists traveled to Bali, Indonesia, for the U.N. climate change conference. Of the 90 union delegates, more than 20 were from North America.