Friday, February 06, 2009

Auto Workers Rally on Sunday

As the deadlines for the short-term rescue package for the American auto industry loom, I will join the United Auto Workers and the Automobile Dealers Association at a “Save Our Jobs Rally.” The Rally will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2009 at the Penn Valley Community College Gym, 3201 Southwest Trafficway in Kansas City, Mo.

Thousands of residents from both sides of the state line will convene to stress the impact auto manufacturing has on the region.

The global financial crisis is crippling the availability of credit for the automakers, their suppliers, their dealers and consumers. As our local auto plants extend their work stoppages, it is quite possible one or more of the domestic automakers could collapse. No one can afford American auto makers going bankrupt, least of all the 7,200 men and women who work at the Fairfax and Claycomo plants, the thousands who work for auto dealers in the area or the tens of thousands of retirees. These are our neighbors, friends and family and they are in trouble.

“Save Our Jobs Rally”
Sunday, February 8, 2009
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Penn Valley Community College Gym,
3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo.