This just came “over the transom” from the OC Labor Federation. Apparently, we’ll have a special guest in town next week… And you can help give our guest a special message on behalf of OC’s working people.
The OC Union Voice
LISTEN UP, JOHN McCAIN!
Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain will be in Orange County for a fund raising event. We need to make sure that no matter how hard he tries to ignore us that he hears the voices of Orange County’s working families. Join the Orange County Labor Federation and picket McCain while he and his rich friends wine and dine in Newport Beach.
What:Ã‚Â Orange County Fundraising Luncheon
When:Ã‚Â March 25, 2008 12:00 Noon
Where: The Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Here are some of the votes John McCain has cast:
Raising the Minimum Wage
McCain has voted against raising the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour. (S. Amdt. 44 to S. 256, vote number 2005-26, 3/7/05) McCain also voted to allow states to opt out of future federal minimum wage increases, which would effectively repeal the federal minimum wage requirement. (S.Amdt. 116 to S.Amdt. 100 to H.R. 2, vote number 24, 1/24/07)
Trade & Manufacturing
In the Senate, McCain voted for Fast Track trade authority. He also voted in favor of CAFTA, as well as free-trade agreements with Singapore, Chile, Oman and Australia. McCain voted to normalize trade relations with China and Vietnam and voted against the Schumer-Graham bill, which would have imposed tariffs on China as a penalty for currency manipulation.
McCain voted against a resolution amendment saying Congress should reject any Social Security plan requiring deep benefit cuts or massive increase in debt. (S. Con. Res. 18, 3/15/05)
For more information, contact Carlos Camacho. Email: Carlos@oclabor.org or phone 714-385-1534.