Posted by Seth Michaels to AFL-CIO NOW
With the economy on everyone’s minds, Sen. Barack Obama has released a new radio ad drawing a clear contrast between him and his opponent on jobs.
When it comes to his record, American-made motorcycles like Harleys don’t matter to John McCain. Back in
The Obama campaign is airing the ad in states, like
Harley-Davidson has a record of providing good manufacturing jobs. In 2005, American Rights at Work presented Harley-Davidson with their Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award to recognize the company’s success in working with employees and their unions to produce good products at facilities across
The nonpartisan PolitiFact confirms that McCain is opposed to “Buy American” requirements and specifically spoke out against such a rule for motorcycles in 2005.
McCain has repeatedly voted and spoken against requiring the government to buy American-made products.
As we’ve noted, McCain has supported the outsourcing of jobs. His campaign is staffed and funded by corporate lobbyists, including Rick Davis, the lobbyist whose DHL deal could result in thousands of lost jobs in Ohio, and Randy Altschuler, an outsourcing guru who advises companies on how to ship jobs overseas.
McCain’s record on trade and jobs reflects an agenda aimed at multinational corporations and the high-priced lobbyists who represent them, not the workers with whom a strong economy must be built. McCain married into millions and has spent 26 years in Congress, putting him further and further out of touch with the economic conditions
Obama offers a pro-worker agenda that would protect
With prices rising, wages stagnant and jobs declining, we need political leaders who will fight to protect good jobs. Obama’s record shows he’s serious about making sure the economy works for working families.
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