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Updated: Union leaders, Sutton to talk to Timken workers today; canvass planned in Akron Saturday

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: October 19, 2012

The national and state leaders of the AFL-CIO and U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton will hold a work-site leaflet and press conference this afternoon at the Timken Co. Harrison Plant.

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga and Sutton will talk with workers coming in and out of the plant, located at 17th Street and Harrison Avenue Southwest, at shift change from 3 to 4 p.m. They will discuss "important issues to middle-class working families that are at stake" in the Nov. 6 election, including jobs and trade, according to an AFL-CIO press release.

The press conference will follow at 4 p.m.

Trumka will kick off a canvass in Akron at 9 a.m. Saturday at the National Association of Letter Carriers, 518 Fouse Ave. He wil join volunteers who will go door-to-door to talk to voters.



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