Posted July 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm, in From the USW International President
By Leo W. Gerard
Here everybody has a neighbor
Everybody has a friend
Everybody has a reason to begin again
Bruce Springsteen – Long Walk Home
Sen. Barack Obama yesterday asked 4,500 delegates and observers at the convention of the United Steelworkers in Las Vegas to help him give America a chance to begin again. The group responded with a roar of applause.
The presumptive Democratic nominee for President appeared before the delegates by videocast after an introduction by former Sen. John Edwards and established solidarity immediately when he said, “Working together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.” That’s something we’ve experienced up close and personal from organizing drives to picket lines. (more…)