At Union Convention--3,000 Strong--Calls for End to Bush Tax Cuts

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Delegates to one of the largest union conventions in the nation will consider resolutions calling for an end to the Bush-era tax cuts.

End tax cuts for the wealthy, say delegates to union convention.

Make taxation fair, say resolutions put forth at one of the largest union conventions in North America, by eliminating the Bush era tax cuts for the wealthy.

The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) will take up a resolution urging an end to tax cuts for those Americans earning more than $250,000 a year. The resolution states, in part: “upon taking office President George W. Bush implemented a large income, estate and investment tax cut, of which the greatest benefit was given to the richest Americans, “ and that continuing of this tax cut would “add more than $36 billion to the deficit.” The resolution notes that ending the tax cuts for the wealthy would help reduce the deficit and pay down the national debt.

Some economists believe that the Bush tax cuts have been the largest single contributor to the exploding budget deficit, and this resolution is being proposed in part because of that.

Similar resolutions calling for action across the board on issues of importance to working families will be addressed at the convention, which will be held at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Delegates will hear from numerous speakers, including political strategist James Carville, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CNN commentator Donna Brazile, and Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina, as well as members of Congress, governors and industry figures.

The United Association was founded in 1889 and is a multi-craft union. UA members are engaged in the installation, fabrication and maintenance of all piping systems. The UA serves as a collective voice for approximately 347,000 members in more than 300 individual local unions across the U.S. and Canada. There are thousands of employers and contactor groups who employ UA members throughout North America.

Media instructions: Any media wishing to cover the convention, which will be held at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, should contact Rick Terven, 410-269-2000. After August 4, media should contact Genie Ford, 703-298-7664, onsite contact during the convention.


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