Announcing its "respect" for Sen. Hillary Clinton, the United Steelworkers of America (USW) endorsed Barack Obama for president today.
The USW statement reads:
"Now is the time for contention and division to cease, and for us to unite behind the changes for which Senator Obama and our members are calling."
The USW had previously endorsed John Edwards, and this announcement comes a day after Edwards endorsed Obama.
The USW is the eighth AFL-CIO affiliated union to back Obama and has 600,000 members. Its strongholds are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Michigan.