Monday, September 03, 2007

Edwards receives Labor Day labor endorsements

I'm not surprised. I wondered which labor unions would give Edwards their endorsement on Labor Day, and it turns out to be The United Steelworkers (USW) and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).

He also received an endorsement this past week from United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America. These three groups provide a bloc of union support that encompasses 1.8 million workers and retirees.

The unions made their endorsements after a poll of their membership, and were clear about why their unions are choosing to support Edwards as the best candidate to represent working class Americans.

“Senator John Edwards is committed, as he has been throughout his life, to going to bat for everyday Americans and to changing a broken political system that leaves millions of Americans without a voice in their government,” said Steelworkers President Leo W. Gerard. “Edwards is right on the issues that matter to us, and he’s the candidate with the best chance of winning in the general election. The big corporations don’t need another president who does their bidding. It’s time we had a president who will fight for working people – and that’s what John Edwards will do.”

Amen to that.

(edit)- Randy at California Note's has more.


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