PHILADELPHIA, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
union, Council 13 AFSCME, today joined with AFSCME Council 47, AFSCME Council
33, and the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees
(NUHHCE/AFSCME) to announce AFSCME's endorsement of the reelection of U.S.
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA). These four AFSCME entities, combined, represent
more than 100,000 Pennsylvania working men and women and Sen. Specter was on
hand to accept the endorsement.
Union leaders praised Sen. Specter's proven track record of advocating on
behalf of workers. "He has consistently supported workers on important issues
like the comp time bill, minimum wage increases," said Council 13 Executive
Director Edward J. Keller. Specter opposes right-to-work, and striker
replacement legislation, and major cuts in Social Security and Medicare, and
supports funding for education.
Speakers at the event included Senator Specter, AFSCME Council 13
Executive Director J. Keller, NUHHCE President Henry Nicholas, AFSCME Council
47 Director Thomas Cronin, and AFSCME Council 33 President Pete Matthews.
Event: AFSCME Pennsylvania, representing some 100,000 workers,
announced unanimous endorsement of Republican Senator Arlen
Date/Time: Monday July 20; 10:30 a.m.
Location: Independence Hall, outside main entrance (Chestnut St., between
5th and 6th Streets) Philadelphia.
SOURCE AFSCME Council 13