He 'Duct' the Issue Again
- Written by Mark Kuhar
March 26, 2012 – The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) launched a multi-city media tour in U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's home state of Ohio, highlighting the safety crisis of America's roads and bridges and urging the Republican leader to swiftly adopt the U.S. Senate's bi-partisan Highway Bill. A 15-ft. flatbed truck labeled "Emergency Bridge Repair Team" made the first of several stops at the Cincinnati's Brent Space Bridge – one of nearly 6,400 structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges in Ohio – where LIUNA members passed out information about the Highway Bill. The truck carried a giant roll of duct tape, symbolizing the current approach to the crisis facing America's aging bridges. Local labor, elected and business leaders also convened a press conference near Rep. Boehner's West Chester district office.