IP Tom Buffenbarger
In this IAM Journal,
we honor our members Marianne MacFarlane and Jesus Sanchez who were
murdered on September 11, Their loved ones, friends and coworkers still
grieve. And no one can read their stories without a heavy heart and a
rising sense of anger. Now, we must channel that anger
Like a dividing highway, we face two distinct routes.
One route leads to war. A massive military build-up will reduce to
rubble the terrorist camps in a region bounded by Afghanistan, Iraq,
Syria, and Lebanon. We seek not simply justice, we seek vengeance, pure
The second route leads to an economic rebound. An equally massive effort
will be needed to rebuild America's economic infrastructure. We will
revive the manufacturing sector decimated last year and the air
transport industry crippled last month.
members of our union because of where they work may focus on one route.
Others will focus on the other. But we will pursue our twin
objectives-peace and prosperity-at the same time and with the same
Ultimately, we will triumph . . . for United We Stand!