Thursday, July 14, 2016

CWA Endorses Hillary Clinton for President


Thrilled that my longtime union, the Communications Workers of America, has endorsed Hillary Clinton -- particularly since my newsroom rep is a Bernie bro!

Here's why they did it: 
CWA whole-heartedly endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for president of the United States on Monday.  
 Clinton has walked with us on the Verizon picket line. She supports the call to get big money out of politics. She is committed to ending special treatment for Wall Street and the 1 percent. She wants to help students end the cycle of education debt. She has a solid record on the issues that are critical for working families: bargaining rights and the right to organize, family and medical leave, closing tax loopholes that benefit the 1 percent at the expense of our communities, secure health care and retirement benefits, and equal pay legislation. She has reaffirmed her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, both now and in a possible lame-duck session of Congress. 
Donald Trump has also been telling us exactly what he would do. He supports "right to work" laws that weaken workers' bargaining rights. He thinks the minimum wage is too high and that workers who want good jobs should accept lower wages. He dismisses the need for equal pay for women. He talks a good game about bad trade deals but manufactures his fancy ties offshore.  
Clinton said she was honored to have earned CWA's endorsement. "For decades, the CWA has connected Americans to each other – and along the way, they've helped build the American middle class," she said.  
Clinton added, "I will do everything in my power to defend American jobs and American workers. Any trade deal must meet three tests to earn my support: It must create good American jobs, raise wages, and advance our national security. I do not believe that the Trans-Pacific Partnership meets this high standard. That's why I oppose the TPP – and that means before and after the election. Above all, we must make sure unions have a seat at the table and a champion in the White House. Because when workers are strong, families are strong – and when families are strong, America is strong."

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