Labor Union For Haslam

Having been endorsed by business earlier today, Bill Haslam now has the backing of a labor group as well — the Laborers’ International Union of North America or LIUNA – according to this news release:
NASHVILLE — Today, LIUNA members and affiliated local unions of the Southeast Laborers’ District Council announced their endorsement of Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam in the race for Tennessee governor, citing his ability to be an effective advocate for the working men and women of Tennessee and the strong support Haslam enjoys among LIUNA members.
“Now more than ever, it’s important that Tennesseans work together to protect the jobs that we have and to bring more jobs to our state,” Haslam said. “I’m pleased that LIUNA’s members believe in my vision for Tennessee’s future, and I’m honored by their endorsement. Together, we’ll build on this state’s strong economic foundation and make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

SELDC endorsed Haslam because of its belief that he is the candidate best suited to meet the unique challenges the current economic recovery presents Tennessee as the state’s next governor.
“Mayor Haslam is known for applying common sense solutions to our problems, and that’s what we need now,” Glenn Farner, SELDC business manager, said. “He will govern from the middle and look out for the best interests of all Tennesseans.”
The SELDC’s endorsement of Haslam came after the union determined that he had the backing of LIUNA members in Tennessee. The endorsement means SELDC members will conduct voter canvassing drives, phone banks, literature distribution, and other people-powered campaign activities in support of Haslam.
“We’re ready to get to work to make sure that Mayor Haslam is able to fight for Tennessee’s working families,” Farner said. “Times are really tough for construction workers in Tennessee, and we need people like Mayor Haslam working on our behalf. I know that he is going to be a champion for me and my family and all of the other Tennessee families struggling to get by.”
LIUNA members take candidate endorsements seriously. Most importantly, the members dedicate their time to support endorsed candidates.
The members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers that are proud to build America.

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