Meet and Greet the Three Cheerleaders of the Jobless Recovery
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 18
President Bush's Labor, Treasury and Commerce Secretaries
Visit Portland in the Morning and Eugene in the Afternoon
President Bush's traveling cabinet secretaries - Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and Treasury Secretary John Snow - will visit Portland and Eugene tomorrow to lead cheers for the administration's economic policies that have boosted profits for global corporations and decimated jobs for American workers.
Make Sure They Hear from Oregon Workers About the Impacts of the Bush's Economic Policies On Jobs, the Jobless and Working Families
Portland - Wednesday Morning
6:45 AM: We will meet at 6:45 AM tomorrow at the ground floor (West Side) entrance of the AFSCME office at 123 NE 3rd Ave., just north of the Burnside Bridge.
7:00 AM: Get on the "We Want Our Jobs Back" bus or join our car pools and travel to the Rock Creek campus of Portland Community College, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, where the cabinet secretaries will be meeting with business leaders.
8:00 AM: Prepare to welcome the cabinet secretaries with signs and banners. Or join Oregon workers for a special Workers Rights Board hearing on the impacts of Bush's economic policies on jobs, the jobless and working family incomes in Oregon (Building 2, Room 124 on the Rock Creek campus).
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Welcome the cabinet secretaries. Each of the cabinet secretaries was invited to join the hearing in letters faxed to their offices today by Mitch Freifeld (a laid-off software engineer) and Scott Axness (an unemployed electrician). Freifeld, Axness and others will be available to tell their stories to the cabinet secretaries and to the media. (Note: Our bus leaves at 10:15 AM, returning to the AFSME office by 11:00 AM.)
Eugene - Wednesday Afternoon
12:15 PM: Welcome the cabinet secretaries to their private meeting at Rexius Wood Products, 1275 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene.