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AFL-CIO Snub Aside, DWS Collects a Cartload of S. Florida Union Endorsements

After the AFL-CIO failed to endorse Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida's CD 23, a group representing more than 50 South Florida labor organizations announced Saturday their support for the district's incumbent congresswoman.. 
“I’m honored to receive such an outpouring of support from my brothers and sisters in the labor movement,” Wasserman Schultz said in press statement. “... Labor has always had a seat at the table and a place in my heart and I’m honored and humbled to receive these endorsements.” 
During a news conference announcing their support, the labor leaders hailed the congresswoman’s long record of providing strong, responsive and progressive leadership on behalf of working people in South Florida and across America, according to the press statement.

Since her first election to the Florida Legislature, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has enjoyed consistent and substantial union support.

Miami Herald reporter Alex Daugherty, who covered the press conference, said Wasserman Schultz was so overwhelmed by the support, she "broke down in tears."   
The labor groups endorsing Wasserman Schultz were these: 

  • American Federation of Government Employees 558
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 979
  • American Federation of Teachers Local 2
  • American Federation of Teachers Local 1974 – United Teachers of Dade
  • American Federation of Teachers Local 1975 – BrowardTeachers Union
  • American Federation of Teachers 7463, United Faculty of Florida-Broward College
  • Florida Alliance of Retired Americans
  • International Association of Fire Fighters
  • Florida Professional Firefighters
  • Broward County Council of Professional Fire Fighters
  • Davie Local Fire Fighters 2315
  • Hollywood Professional Fire Fighters 1375
  • Fort Lauderdale Firefighters 765
  • Miramar Professional Firefighters 2820
  • Pembroke Pines Firefighters 2292
  • Pompano Beach Firefighters 1549
  • Dania Beach Local Firefighters 4321
  • Sunrise Local Firefighters 3080
  • Hallandale Beach Local Firefighters 3080
  • Cooper City Local Firefighters 4321
  • Weston Local Firefighters 4321
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge
  • Fraternal Order of Police, District 5 (Broward County)
  • Fraternal Order of Police, District 6 (Miami-Dade County)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 728
  • International Longshoremen's Association Local 1526
  • International Union of Operating Engineers 487
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades 452
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades 365
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades 1010
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 78
  • Florida State Association of Letter Carriers
  • Service Employees International Union of Florida
  • Service Employees International Union 1199
  • Service Employees International Union 1991
  • Service Employees International Union 32BJ
  • United Food and Commercial Workers 1625
  • American Federation of Teachers Local 2570, New York State United Teachers
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1267
  • Branch 1071 South Florida Letter Carriers
  • National Association of Letter Carriers 2550
  • Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 100, GSAF
  • Seafarers International Union
  • Transport Workers Union Florida State Conference
  • Transport Workers Union Local 570
  • Transport Workers Union Local 291
  • National Air Traffic Controllers Association Local MIA
  • National Air Traffic Controllers Association Local FLL
  • American Postal Workers Union
  • International Association of Machinists Florida State Council
  • Florida Education Association
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • National Federation of Public and Private Employees
  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union


Desperation Debbie. Trying to save face from getting the boot from the AFL-CIO, she gathers her long time local cronies to who try to save her ass. The truth is labor sees a real friend and legislator who will help workers and the middle class out of their struggles. Fast Track TPP Debbie is no friend of labor.

AFL-CIO is THE big fish when it comes to unions. The shame of a sitting Congresswoman, DNC Chair no less, not getting their endorsement means a lot more than gathering cronies to try to save face. It is so obvious that this is an attempt to have people not pay attention to AFL-CIO not endorsing her.

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