Real Plumbers Oppose Joe The Plumber's Appearance At Anti-Card-Check Rally

04/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joe the Plumber was on his way to Pittsburgh today and union plumbers aren't happy about it.

Joe Wurzelbacher, the Toledo man who became a conservative icon when Sen. John S. McCain made him the offstage star of the final presidential debate last year, was to appear at the Green Tree Radisson Hotel at an evening rally in opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act, known to its detractors as card check. In a preemptive rebuttal, union officials gathered this afternoon at the headquarters of Plumbers Local 27 in Coraopolis, denouncing Mr. Wurzelbacher and calling for the enactment of the measure, which is designed to make it easier for unions to organize.

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