Yet another Union endorsement

Hillary Clinton today picked up two endorsements, one from Robert F. Kennedy, JR. and the other from another Union.

The Amalgamated Transport Union is the largest union of transit workers in North America, which includes 180,000 members.

The Union president released this statement:

"Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to deliver the change that America's working families need," said International President Warren S. George. "She has a deep commitment to rebuilding the middle class and addressing the pocketbook issues that most matter to our members."

Clinton now has the backing of 9 national unions including:
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
International Associations of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Transportation Communications Union
National Association of Letter Carriers
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
American Federation of Teachers
the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers.

Combined they include over 4 million people.

Clinton's response to the endorsement showed that she is a fighter for middle class workers.

"I am honored to receive the support of the men and women of the Amalgamated Transit Union," Clinton said. "When I'm President, America's working families will again have an advocate in the White House."

Tags: ATU, endorsement, Hillary Clinton, union (all tags)



Re: Yet another Union endorsement

Woo Hoo!  This is a great day for HRC. I can't wait to see Chris "Tweety Bird" Matthews face tonight.

by lonnette33 2007-11-29 11:14AM | 0 recs
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gephardt had more union endorsements than anybody going into iowa.
and howard dean had 2 of the largest unions' endorsement, in addition to loads of smaller ones.
by jello 2007-11-29 11:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Yet another Union endorsement

and your point?

by sepulvedaj3 2007-11-29 11:44AM | 0 recs
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it should be obvious.

by jello 2007-11-29 11:54AM | 0 recs
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umm, no enlighten me.

Come on, say that Unions dont matter, say that even though they had great union support, they both lost Iowa. THEN FORGET TO SAY that Gephardt's campaign committed murder suicide in the way they attacked Dean.

Come on, i'm waiting captain obvious.

by sepulvedaj3 2007-11-29 11:56AM | 0 recs
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go ahead, count your chickens before they've hatched.

by jello 2007-11-29 12:07PM | 0 recs
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you're a fool to think Union support doesnt matter

by sepulvedaj3 2007-11-29 01:11PM | 0 recs
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i didn't say it didn't matter.

by jello 2007-11-29 01:28PM | 0 recs
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thats what it seems like you are implying - you walk a fine line. what exactly are you implying? Your comments seem to belittle unions.

by sepulvedaj3 2007-11-29 03:10PM | 0 recs
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Exactly what have i counted, i made no predictions in my diary.

by sepulvedaj3 2007-11-29 01:12PM | 0 recs
and every piece of crap here

and anywhere that insults Hillary -

insults the unions that back her -

and there


Thats for damn sure!

But as you may have noticed, the net rooters just dont care about unions...

I know what side im on in the coming battle over what is our Partys "BASE"...


by holden caulfield 2007-11-29 04:28PM | 0 recs
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Who was it that said "labor unions are the greatest anti-poverty program in American history"?  Whoever it was, there's a guy who gets it.

I really wish more people understood that unions are more than just another Democratic interest group.  Unions are the key on so many levels!  All kinds of things that we want to do, living wage, health and safety laws, health care and retirement security, NONE OF THESE THINGS WOULD EVER BE ISSUES if we hadn't let Reagan gut the union movement in the first place!  And the conservatives could just suck it up, because all these things would be brought to you through "market-based solutions," by which I mean the majesty of collective bargaining.  Congress wouldn't have to enact liberal programs at all if the unions had the power to go out there and negotiate the things that workers need.

And of course, unions are critical for Democrats on the political level, they are the backbone of our GOTV, and those union households vote Democrat generation after generation.  I really feel like unions are poised to make a comeback and that means great things for progressives everywhere.  Thinking of them as just another interest group couldn't be farther from the truth.

by Steve M 2007-11-29 04:54PM | 0 recs
Re: and every piece of crap here

agreed 100%.

I would expect "jello" to think long and hard about what he is saying and how he frames it.  The last thing we need is for people on the netroots to start bashing unions.  That belongs in freeperville

by sepulvedaj3 2007-11-29 05:00PM | 0 recs
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By the way, not that trial lawyers or any other interest group come close to unions in terms of significance, but there's an awful lot of bashing of trial lawyers that goes on every time John Edwards' name is mentioned and that's also pretty poisonous from a partisan Democratic standpoint.  People have to remember who our friends are and that it transcends whoever you may like or not like in the context of a single election campaign.

by Steve M 2007-11-29 05:08PM | 0 recs
fuckin a 100% right

nd these people insulting her - hve insulted them...

did you see what obamas response was to the ascme endorsement?

This IS a battle over who IS this Party.

Its the obama, bradley, tsongs crowd

the harkin, hillary, cliton, gore, kennedy, team..

and the mattt stollers of the world arent gonna win this battle and take over my party.!


btw i tokk down my divenly comedic piece on the divine comedy...guess everyone feels sorrow for repubs round here...f em...
they didnt have to do 2 hrs of dc pol talk radio a   day like i did throughout impeachment...

you wouldt be so forgiving if you had...

by holden caulfield 2007-11-29 05:05PM | 0 recs


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