Remember when President Obama said, "If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself — I’ll walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States of America"?
So far, we're gotten a lot of talk, but no walk.
Enter Dennis Kucinich. Cooper Tire workers, 1100 of them, were locked out. Kucinich got out his walking shoes, marched on down to the union hall, and talked to the workers.
Mr. Kucinich says he wants to thank the workers for taking a stand.
"As a result of you taking a stand, now the company is saying they want to talk. Now that's progress," said Mr. Kucinich.
Mr. Kucinich says the Cooper lockout as well as a year old one in Sandusky is a dangerous trend in America.
He claims it's an attempt to crush the rights of the worker to negotiate for fair wages and benefits.
"Absolutely, workers here are helping to create wealth. And if you create wealth, why shouldn't they get a little more. That's all they're asking for. Not asking for the store," said Mr. Kucinich.
That's how easy it is, Mr. Obama.