Louisiana auto workers to Vitter: we won’t stay silent, and we won’t forget

December 19, 2008

If Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter thinks that Louisiana auto industry workers will stay silent while Vitter refuses to help the American automotive industry and doesn’t offer any concrete, constructive solutions, he’s wrong. In Monroe yesterday, retired United Auto Union Workers who’ve experienced the hardship of a plant closing picketed Vitter’s Monroe office. From the Shreveport Times:

“We can’t just sit back and ignore what’s going on,” said Luther Burrell, who was among the Guide retirees who were members of United Autoworkers Local 1977.

“This could throw millions of people out of work if we allow the automakers to fail. We know what it’s like to lose a plant.”

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