Yet another Union endorsement
by sepulvedaj3, Thu Nov 29, 2007 at 11:09:07 AM EST
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."