Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement from Laborers' International Union of North America
Hillary Clinton released the following statement after earning the endorsement from the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA). Clinton now has the support of nearly 11 million union members across 15 different national unions who have endorsed her campaign.
"I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the Laborers' International Union of North America, one of the fastest-growing and most diverse unions in the country.
"Unions like LIUNA have helped build the great American middle class, and they are essential as we work to build the good-paying jobs and careers of the 21st century. It's time to put more Americans to work modernizing our infrastructure—building roads and bridges, repairing leaky pipelines, upgrading our water systems, and hardening our energy system against the threats of cyberattack and climate change. As President, I will fight to increase investment in our infrastructure, including our energy infrastructure, and will protect the prevailing wage standards and project labor agreements that make construction careers middle-class careers.
"I have always stood with organized labor and working Americans, and I will stand with them and fight for them as President. Because when workers are strong, families are strong—and when families are strong, America is strong."
This endorsement follows the endorsement of International Longshoreman Association, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), The National Education Association (NEA), The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA), United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, The American Federation of Teachers, The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement from Laborers' International Union of North America Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/318862