[Marxism] Rescue of auto bosses pushes workers further under water

Greg McDonald sabocat59 at mac.com
Sat Dec 20 06:57:21 MST 2008


<"The president has added an unfair assault on working men and women,  
which
could require them to accept a disproportionately large reduction in  
what is
currently legally owed to them," he said in a statement. "I am  
particularly
opposed to the notion . . . that could give foreign auto companies in  
effect
the ability to dictate wages for all American auto workers."

Frank said that because those requirements were "unilaterally  
inserted" by
Bush, the Obama administration "should take whatever steps are  
necessary to
remove them.">

This morning NPR quoted Obama echoing Frank's message, in between  
some sound bytes from a Cato Institute moron decrying the automakers'  
bailout and the announcement of Rep. Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary.  
NPR also noted Solis' strong support of card check legislation, and  
underscored that she comes from a union background:

Obama names Solis as labor secretary

18 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama is nominating California  
Rep. Hilda Solis to be labor secretary.

Solis, who is a daughter of Mexican and Nicaraguan immigrants, has  
focused on immigration and the environment while serving in the House  
since 2001.

She's also become known as a tenacious advocate for workers' rights.  
But her supporters point out that her husband is a small business  
owner, and they say she balances the needs of small businesses with  
those of workers.

Still, unions expect Solis to be an advocate for them and for workers.

In Congress and in the state legislature before that, Solis wrote  
measures to help migrant workers, combat domestic violence and limit  
use of pesticides.






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