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Machinists Leading ‘Day Of Action’ Rally In Washington

Transportation workers’ organization says Bush administration is indifferent to its members' job, pension and health care problems.

WASHINGTON - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) will lead approximately 10,000 transportation workers in a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to declare "Enough is Enough" over Bush administration policies that have plagued air and rail workers since 2001.
 
"This nation's air and rail workers suffered one grievous assault after another under the present administration," said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. "Hundreds of thousands of workers lost jobs, pensions and health care while CEOs and senior executives gorged themselves with outrageous compensation packages. It's time for a president who isn't deaf and blind to this kind of rampant injustice."
 
Presidential candidates Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) will address the workers who came from as far as Guam, Alaska and Hawaii to attend the rally. Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will also appear via video.
 
The Machinists Union represents more than 200,000 North American transportation workers.
 
Click here for more information about the Transportation Day of Action.
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