Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tom Perriello listens to an IUE-CWA Local 162 union member asking about automation.
Tom Perriello’s last stop in his listening tour through Roanoke was at the IUE-CWA Local 162 Roanoke headquarters where about 10 union rank and file members and union shop stewards from Verizon, ITT now the Harris Corporation, GE and Virginia Transformer peppered him with questions. Union members are not shy about asking questions.
Before Perriello arrived Jack Roland Chief Steward with Local 82162 at Harris Corporation said he wanted to know how Perriello views the future of the working class. Where does he see unions place in the future.
Jeff Moran, who works for Harris Corporation (again formerly ITT
Republican incumbent Lt. Governor, Bill Bolling is blaming the state’s revenue shortfall on Tim Kaine and Jody Wagner, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor.
Wagner responded saying she , “played a key role in restoring Virginia’s fiscal health, and has worked across the aisle with Governors Warner and Kaine to ensure that Virginia is the best managed state in the country.”
Wagner’s press release:
RICHMOND – Today, Virginians for Wagner campaign manager Elisabeth Pearson released the following statement in response to Bill Bolling’s attacks in an interview with the Midlothian Exchange:
“Bill Bolling’s attacks on Tim Kaine and Jody Wagner’s fiscal stewardship would be laughable, if they weren’t so horribly misguided. If there’s anyone in this race who knows what it takes to retain a triple-A bond rating, it’s Jody Wagner, who worked for years to restore the Commonwealth’s fiscal health after Jim Gilmore’s disastrous management, which Bill Bolling advocated every step of the way. With the bi-partisan, common-sense fiscal policies of Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, and Jody Wagner, Virginia has been named the “Best Managed State” in the nation twice, and the “Best State for Business” four times-the most recent accolade being announced just yesterday.
Unfortunately for Bill Bolling, he is apparently the only person in the Commonwealth who believes we’d be better off reverting to the fiscal policies of Jim Gilmore and George Bush, instead of moving Virginia forward with four more years of the Warner-Kaine legacy. We’re very much looking forward to a healthy debate over the next four months as to which direction is best for Virginia’s future.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, party_politics