HARRISBURG, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The labor union representing more than 65,000 public service employees in Pennsylvania today announced its support for Bob Casey, Jr. in the 2006 U.S. Senate election. Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees convened its Statewide Steering Committee today to discuss the upcoming U.S. Senate election, and to discuss the union's endorsement. The Committee voted unanimously to endorse Casey. ""Bob has always put the needs of working-class families first," said Executive Director David Fillman. "The 2006 U.S. Senate race will be crucial for our members, and we will help Bob in every way we can," he added. "As Auditor General and currently as State Treasurer, Bob Casey has become known as a fiscal watchdog. He has and continues to develop and implement many programs that monitor the spending of tax dollars by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, eliminating waste and fraud within the State's budget," added Political and Legislative Affairs Director Barry Bogarde.
SOURCE AFSCME Council 13