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Today, Obama Spoke At a Truck Plant Before Local UAW Members. “[P]resident Obama visited a truck plant where he was greeted by UAW members who let their union membership be known.” (Jennifer Epstein, “Obama Gets North Carolina Labor Love,” Politico’s 44, 3/7/12)
On February 28, Obama Spoke Before The United Auto Workers Convention. (President Barack Obama, Remarks at United Auto Workers Convention, 2/28/12)
On February 17, Obama Spoke Before A Unionized Boeing Plant In Washington State. “The president lavished praise on Boeing during his visit for helping to lead American export growth. But the White House also carefully calibrated the optics of the trip, choosing to visit a unionized Boeing plant in Washington State just a few months after the National Labor Relations Board dropped a lawsuit against Boeing over complaints that it built a nonunion plant in South Carolina to retaliate against the union in Washington State for strikes.” (Helene Cooper, “On Boeing Stage, Obama Pushes Exports,” The New York Times, 2/18/12)
- Obama: “Your Machinists leadership, Tom Buffenbarger, Rich Michalski, Tom Wroblewski and SPEEA President Tom McCarty are here.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At Boeing Plant, 2/17/12)
On February 15, Obama Visited A Master Lock Plant In Wisconsin. “President Obama used a stop at a manufacturing factory in Milwaukee on Wednesday to highlight his plan to boost manufacturing jobs in the United States, a priority for his administration in an election year when the economy has been the most pressing issue. Obama took a brief tour of Master Lock, a padlock manufacturing company that the president praised during his State of the Union address last month for bringing 100 jobs back from China as that country’s labor costs rise. As part of his 2013 budget request, the president has proposed new tax breaks for companies that return jobs from overseas.” (David Nakamura, “Obama Visits Milwaukee To Boost Jobs Agenda In Key Swing State,” The Washington Post, 2/15/12)
- UAW Members Are “The Core Of Master Lock” Staff. “Obama had no problem in front of this boisterous crowd of about 800 stacked with elected officials, residents of one of American’s hardest hit communities and the hundreds of cheering workers from UAW Local 469, the core of Master Lock.” (Dominique Paul Noth, “Obama Puts Master Lock Jobs First As Political Storm Evaporates,” Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 2/16/12)
- Obama: “You heard from your local UAW representative, John Drew and I got a great tour from the president of UAW Local 469, Mike Bink.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At MasterLock , Milwaukee, WI, 2/15/12)