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Machinists Endorse Obama


Machinists Endorse Obama

by Seth Michaels, Sep 9, 2008

The Machinists (IAM) union has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.

The more than 2,600 delegates who met in Florida for the IAM national convention yesterday heard a personal appeal from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to back Obama and later voted to endorse Obama and put the full force of the IAM’s political efforts behind him.

IAM President Thomas Buffenbarger says the union will mobilize members across the nation to educate the union’s 700,000 members on the issues and get them out to the polls to elect Obama.

This union is not half-hearted with its endorsements. When we go in, we go all in. We will have boots on the ground in every state to make sure our members understand that Barack Obama is the best chance in a generation to reclaim the American Dream for working families.

The AFL-CIO has endorsed Obama and launched a website, Meet Barack Obama, to educate and mobilize union members. This fall, the AFL-CIO is carrying out an unprecedented grassroots mobilization to elect a working family-friendly Congress and president.

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