United Mine Workers endorse Barack Obama
"Senator Obama shares the values of UMWA members and our families. He understands and will fight for the needs our members have today and the hopes our members have for a secure future for themselves and their families,'' union president Cecil E. Roberts said. (link)
If that's not enough..
"Senator Obama will fight to preserve American jobs, not ship them overseas in greater and greater numbers,'' Roberts said. "Senator Obama will make sure that the nation's mine safety and health enforcement agency actually enforces the law, instead of coddling mine operators who repeatedly and willfully violate the law.''
Gag...Best quote about this - Jerry From on High.
"I wonder if Mr. Roberts actually believes this line of bullshit."
Good question. The answer is a non existent union presence in the coalfields.