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Mon October 13, 2008
Candidates diverge on labor issues
By Peter O'Dowd
Laramie, Wyo. – US House hopefuls sparred over the role of labor unions last night. Republican Cynthia Lummis criticized her Democratic opponent Gary Trauner for his stance on so-called card-check legislation. It would ban secret ballots during company votes.
"Why should the union organizer be able to pass a law that says you have to sign that ballot in front of me because I don't trust you?" Lummis said. "That's one of the most anti-American proposals I can ever think of."
Trauner says he would consider any bill that keeps workers' wages strong.
"The goal is to make sure the American worker doesn't see their pay go down while the cost of everything continues to go up."
The candidates spoke at a forum held by the Wyoming Hospitality and Tourism Fall Summit. You can hear that debate Monday on Wyoming Public Radio today at one o'clock.