Ironworkers Union Endorses Clinton
Hillary Clinton has landed an important endorsement from one of the major ironworker unions.
Clinton has been pushing hard to combat Bernie Sanders and his pro-labor image. To date, Clinton has landed several large endorsements from important unions.
The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers union, which has nearly 11 million members and 14 smaller groups, has decided to back Clinton.
“I have always stood with organized labor, and I will be proud to stand with the Ironworkers as President,” she added in a statement.
The Hill reports:
It’s the second major labor union to endorse her in one week — the Service Employees International Union backed her last Tuesday — and 14th in total.
The Democratic front-runner’s union endorsements come despite the efforts of her main rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to frame himself as a champion of labor as the populist alternative to Clinton. He has been backed by the American Postal Workers union, as well as local branches of SEIU that broke with the national endorsement last week. Sanders has also been endorsed by the 190,000-member National Nurses United.
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