IFPTE Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
Union calls her "solidly in the corner of working Americans"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Contact: Candace Rhett
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – During their Spring Executive Council meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), an AFL-CIO affiliated labor union representing public, private and federal sector workers, has given their backing to Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.
IFPTE’s two top officers commented on the endorsement:
IFPTE President Gregory Junemann:
“IFPTE is pleased to lend our union’s support to Secretary Clinton to lead our nation. She is impeccably qualified, having not only served as First Lady for eight years, but also serving in the United States Senate and as Secretary of State. She has a track record of accomplishments and of working across the aisle during her time in the Senate. She is also solidly in the corner of working Americans, as is reflected in her opposition to the damaging Trans-Pacific Partnership, and her strong support for collective bargaining rights. IFPTE looks forward to working with her.”
IFPTE Secretary-Treasurer Paul Shearon:
"Throughout this campaign Secretary Clinton has clearly articulated her strong support for preserving collective bargaining rights, and for advocating for legislation geared toward reforming our labor laws in a way that allow workers the ability to form unions absent employer intimidation. IFPTE looks forward to working with her Administration in this endeavor, as workers in the private sector are fired, harassed and threatened each and every day for the activity of considering to vote for union representation. Secretary Clinton will work to correct these inequities as President, and IFPTE is proud to support her.”
IFPTE represents upwards of 90,000 workers in the United States and Canada.
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