UAW endorses Obama for president

August 18, 2008 7:45:03 PM PDT
The United Auto Workers union has given its expected endorsement to Democrat Barack Obama, while criticizing Republican John McCain as an heir to President Bush's policies.UAW President Ron Gettelfinger says McCain "is content to rely on the failed policies of President Bush," which Gettelfinger says cost millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs.

Michigan Democrats picked Gettelfinger in June as an Obama delegate to the party's national convention, which begins next Monday in Denver.

Gettelfinger issued a statement Monday saying Obama "is taking action to support American workers and American companies."

Gettelfinger cites Obama's promise of $4 billion in low-cost financing for automakers to retool to make more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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