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Dan Onorato spends day in Lehigh Valley including visit to UAW picnic grove

08.27.10

SEPTEMBER 2010, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

Dan Onorato spends day in Lehigh Valley including visit to UAW picnic grove

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, August 12th- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato appeared at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Local 677 picnic grove in Allentown during a day long campaign visit in the Lehigh Valley on August 8th.

Mr. Onorato, currently Allegheny County Executive, in May defeated four other Democrats to become their party’s nominee for Pennsylvania Governor.

The Republican nominee for Governor is current Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, which Mr. Onorato has critized for stating that unemployed workers would rather collect benefits than go back to work.

Mr. Corbett stated in a public radio interview in Elizabethtown that if we keep extending unemployment compensation benefits people are going to just sit there. He suggested that jobless Pennsylvanians would rather continue to collect unemployment benefits than take a job. Adding he has literally had construction companies tell him “I can’t get people to come back to work.” He stated the employer told him the workers said, “I’ll come back to work when unemployment runs out.”

Mr. Onorato was recently endorsed by the Pennsylvania American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) labor federation in Harrisburg.

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