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Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement from the American Federation of Government Employees

December 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton released the below statement after earning the endorsement of the American Federation of Government Employees. With the endorsement of the AFGE, which represents 670,000 federal workers in 1,100 locals, Clinton now has the support of nearly 12 million union members across 18 different national unions and labor alliances that have endorsed her campaign.

"I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the American Federation of Government Employees and their 670,000 members.

"AFGE members make America run—protecting our national security, keeping our families healthy through food inspections, and serving our military in civilian support roles. And for decades, AFGE members have helped build the American middle class by fighting for higher wages, safer working conditions, and the right to organize and bargain collectively.

"As President, I will always stand up for workers' rights, fight to keep workers safe on the job, and protect retirement security, including defined benefit plans and Social Security. I'm proud to stand with federal workers, including the men and women of AFGE, to continue making progress and build a better future for working families. Because when workers are strong, families are strong—and when families are strong, America is strong."

This endorsement follows the endorsement of the 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, International Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and North America's Building Trades Union (NABTU).

Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement from the American Federation of Government Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/318722

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