Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Utility Workers Union Endorses Obama

Barack Obama picked up his fourth AFL-CIO union endorsement today from the 70,000 member Utility Workers. Other AFL-CIO unions that have endorsed him include the Transport Workers, the Boilermakers, and the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters.

D. Michael Langford, the national president of the UWUA, said:

Sen. Obama understands our issues, supports our goals and will do what is right for utility workers, our families, our communities and our country. We join him in his fight for change in America that will put working people first.

Last week, Obama won the backing of the Change to Win Federation after the Teamsters, the Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, and the UFCW announced their support for the Illinois Senator.

Tens of thousands of members of these unions live in the primary states of Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont, which will be contested on March 4th.

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