For Immediate Release
Eddie Vale (202) 637-5018
AFL-CIO Issues Challenge to Congressional Candidates: Pledge to Support the Promoting American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010
WASHINGTON - Today, the 11.5 million working women and men of the AFL-CIO called
on congressional candidates to pledge their support for the Promoting
American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010.
"Candidates often talk about jobs, now they have a chance to back up
their rhetoric with action," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
This jobs bill will put Americans back to work by repairing crumbling
infrastructure; stemming public sector layoffs in states; encouraging
more bank loans to small business; extending unemployment benefits and
health benefits for the unemployed through the end of this year; and
providing over 300,000 summer jobs for unemployed youth.
Trumka continued, "If you're not for this bill, you're not for jobs.
Period. And please, no more excuses about budget deficits unless and
you're willing to make Wall Street pay its fair share to bring it down.
The people who always say 'no' to jobs because of the deficit are often
the same people who voted to squander our hard-earned budget surpluses
so they could shower undeserved tax breaks on rich people during the
Bush years. Apparently, spending money on rich people is perfectly
okay, but investing in jobs for working families sets off alarm
CANDIDATE PLEDGE TO SUPPORT THE PROMOTING AMERICAN JOBS AND
CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES ACT OF 2010
I pledge to help create jobs for working families by supporting the
Promoting American Jobs & Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010. By
supporting this bill I am also ending tax giveaways to big businesses
that ship American jobs overseas.
You may return your pledge to support job creation for working
families to Eddie Vale at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at 202-508-6986.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions. The AFL-CIO union movement represents 10.5 million members, including 2 million members in Working America, its new community affiliate. We are teachers and truck drivers, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, pilots and public employees, doctors and nurses, painters and laborers-and more.