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For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 24, 2010

“Republicans Will Be to Blame When Workers Lose Their Jobs”

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee in response to the Senate GOP filibuster of the Jobs Bill

“Senate Republicans are on the verge of killing the Senate Jobs Bill. Unless they reverse course, their reckless filibuster and obstructionist actions will force devastating cuts in public services and major job losses in both the public and private sectors. Increased unemployment will lead to larger deficits. Republicans will be to blame when workers lose their jobs and our economy lapses back into a recession.”