Over 200 Union Members Shut Down Bankers Summit

Shouting "Where are the jobs?" and "Where is the money?" the over 200 union members of The Laborers’ International Union of North America, the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the AFL-CIO shut down a Mortgage Bankers Association summit in Washington D.C. for about 10 minutes on Wednesday, taking over the stage to protest against home builder PulteGroup Inc.

The Unions reported that taxpayers have provided $900 million in tax breaks to Pulte with the goal of creating jobs. Instead the have only seen layoffs.

They protested the summit held by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America because "this is where Pulte is, and the mortgage bankers should know," says  Marc Norberg, who led the protest. "Pulte used that money for land acquisition, and that land isn't being used," continued Norberg.

The Union workers stated "We're with the AFL-CIO."

posted by Russell Bannan

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