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Machinists Union Endorses President Barack Obama
The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League (MNPL) has unanimously voted to endorse President Barack Obama for re-election. The endorsement follows a recommendation from members of the IAM’s National Planning Committee, the governing body of the MNPL. Formed in 1947, MNPL evaluates candidates at the state and national level and makes recommendations to IAM members. “Jobs are the central issue of this campaign, and only President Obama has a plan that would put millions of Americans and thousands of Machinists back to work,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. “We’re convinced the job growth we’re now seeing, particularly in the critical manufacturing sector, is a direct result of President Obama’s policies and leadership, and we want that growth to continue.” During his recent visit to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner plant in Everett, WA, President Obama complimented District 751 members as “a great example of what American manufacturing can do in a way that nobody else in the world can do it.” He outlined his efforts to revive U.S. manufacturing, reauthorize the U.S Export-Import Bank, combat unfair trade, and revise U.S. corporate tax laws to discourage companies from outsourcing. “We’ve got to renew the values that have always made this country great: hard work, fair play and shared responsibility,” said President Obama. “These are not Democratic values or Republican values. These are American values.” “Our policy differences with the White House in the past have dealt with the pace and speed of this recovery,” said Buffenbarger. “IAM members recognize that GOP presidential candidates and Republican Congressional leaders have placed obstacle after obstacle in President Obama’s path. We intend to work overtime to remove those obstacles.”

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