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  • Slide 1 - Barack Obama
  • Slide 2 - Barack Obama Born in Hawaii in 1961 and raised by a single mother and grandparents from rural Kansas Graduated from Columbia University in 1983 Moved to Illinois in 1985 where he became a community organizer with a Christian church-based group As an organizer, he worked with laid-off union steel workers on job training and other benefit programs He went on to earn his law degree from Harvard in 1991 Taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago
  • Slide 3 - Elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 100% Lifetime Voting Record with UTU - Illinois 90% Lifetime Voting Record with Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Slide 4 - A sampling of UTU-Illinois Bills supported by Obama Prohibition of one-person rail crews Trauma Counseling for crews after critical rail accidents Railroad Crew Van Regulations Railroad Walkway Safety Standards Mass Transit Funding Whistle Blower Protection
  • Slide 5 - Anti-Strike Breaker Act Buy American Requirements Health Care Justice Act Minimum Wage Increase Protection of Overtime Pay Prevailing Wage Improvements A Sampling of Illinois AFL-CIO Bills supported by Obama
  • Slide 6 - In 2004, Barack Obama was elected to the US Senate 100% Voting Record with UTU 98% Voting Record with National AFL-CIO
  • Slide 7 - Barack Obama
  • Slide 8 - He has voted to protect fair pay, overtime, prevailing wages and medical care. He opposes privatizing Social Security or Railroad Retirement. Worker Issues
  • Slide 9 - He is an original co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act. He supports providing health care for all that cuts costs and improves quality. Worker Issues
  • Slide 10 - I don’t want to wake up four years from now and find out that millions of Americans still lack health care because we couldn’t take on the insurance industry. Barack Obama, in New Hampshire on January 8, 2008 Worker Issues
  • Slide 11 - He supports mandatory and comprehensive security training for transportation workers, including railroad workers. He supports the extension of whistleblower protections to transportation workers. Worker Issues
  • Slide 12 - National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank Barack Obama believes that it is critically important for the United States to rebuild its national transportation infrastructure – highways, bridges, roads, ports, air and train systems, to strengthen user safety, bolster our long term competitiveness and ensure that our economy will grow.
  • Slide 13 - The Bank will receive an infusion of federal money, $60 billion over 10 years, to provide financing to transportation infrastructure projects across the nation. These projects will create up to two million direct and indirect jobs per year and stimulate approximately $35 billion per year in new economic activity. National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank
  • Slide 14 - Transit Issues Barack Obama will re-commit federal resources to public mass transportation projects across the country. He will work with state and local governments to create new, effective public transportation systems and modernize our aging public transit infrastructure.
  • Slide 15 - Transit Issues He will reform the tax code to make benefits for driving and public transit or rideshare equal. He will work to safe guard Mass Public Transportation by fighting for greater information sharing between national intelligence agents and local officials and provide local law enforcement agencies with the every day tools they need to protect their transportation systems.
  • Slide 16 - Transit Issues He will push for a fair process to receive and maintain a commercial driver’s license. He will require 13(c) bargaining protections for Transit Projects.
  • Slide 17 - Rail Issues He supports the elimination of limbo time. He opposes the outsourcing of inspections of trains entering the U.S. He supports NY Dock labor protections.
  • Slide 18 - Rail Issues He will preserve the sanctity of Railroad Retirement. He will also preserve the sanctity of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).
  • Slide 19 - Amtrak Barack Obama is a strong supporter of federal financial support for Amtrak. As a Senator, he is a co-sponsor of the Passenger Investment and Innovation Act of 2007. As president, he will continue to fight for Amtrak funding and reform so that individuals, families and businesses throughout the country have safe and reliable transportation options.
  • Slide 20 - Barack Obama is committed to High Speed Rail “We can invest in rail, so that cities like Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis are connected by high-speed trains, and folks have alternatives to air travel.” Barack Obama, in Flint Michigan on June 16, 2008
  • Slide 21 - Obama supports development of High-Speed Rail across the country “We’ll also invest in our ports, road and high speed rails, because I don’t want to see the fastest train in the world built halfway around the world in Shanghai. I want to see it built right here in the United States of America. Barack Obama, to the US Conference of Mayors, 2008
  • Slide 22 - Make Your Voice Be Heard Barack Obama Transportation Labor’s Choice
  • Slide 23 - Make Your Voice Be Heard I believe the American people are tired of fear and tired of distractions and tired of diversions. We can make this election not about fear, but about the future. And that won’t just be a Democratic victory; that will be an American victory. Barack Obama, in Des Moines, Iowa on November 10, 2007
  • Slide 24 - Make Your Voice Be Heard Vote Your Future! Vote on November 4th!
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