Skip to main content

CNN interviews L-105’s Hammond on presidential election views


Source: CNN

SCOTT HAMMOND, LOCAL 105 (Piketon, Ohio) business manager/secretary-treasurer, offered his views of the 2016 presidential election recently during an interview with CNN. The news network traveled across Ohio for a special "CNN Money" segment on battleground states that could help decide the election results. Other states in the series include Florida and Pennsylvania.

The Ohio report is titled “Hillary Clinton might lose Ohio because she badmouthed coal.” In that report, Hammond reacts to a question from reporter Poppy Harlow, stating, “Are you telling me that those are the best two candidates for the presidency of the United States? I don’t buy that.” His comments reflect the frustrations that voters feel during a particularly vicious and scandal-ridden election season. For many Boilermakers, including Hammond, the choice is far from clear, particularly since Hillary Clinton has taken a tough stance against coal, following Obama administration policies that have harmed jobs for Boilermakers, coal miners and others who work in the energy and fossil fuel industries. But Hammond also questions Donald Trump’s promises to bring back jobs, especially since “The Donald’s” merchandise often is made overseas.

Nothing seems sure as election day nears, certainly not in Ohio.

Locals  L-105
Published on the Web: October 25, 2016

Latest News

  • Pictured left to right: IP Newton B. Jones, L-92 BM-ST Oscar Davila, IVP Western States J. Tom Baca and MOST Administrator Mark Garrett.

    Top safety award goes to Local 92

    Read More

  • Locals award service pins

    Locals award service pins

    Read More

  •  L-D23’s Terris Deans, left, and Daniel Jones repair crane cables at the Cemex plant in Clinchfield, Georgia. Both Deans and Jones are in college through the plant’s college education program.

    L-D23 boosts education and safety at Cemex plant

    Read More

  • From l. to r., B&W’s Boilermaker superintendent Don Wallace, supervisor Eric Boggs, rigging engineer Steve Fox, construction manager Marty Crum, and L-744’s Steven Walters, foreman Stephen Ginley, Business Manager Martin Mahon and (kneeling) Gregory Pamer.

    Babcock & Wilcox asks L-744 members to install antique boiler

    Read More

  • L-5, Z-7’s Jacob Weber and partner Zane Martin, L-29, both from the Northeast, work on the buddy weld exercise. The test requires contestants to cut out a section of a bad tube and replace it with a new one.

    Local 374’s Shick earns top honors at National Apprenticeship Competition

    Read More