PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today proudly announced its endorsement of Gwen Graham for Governor of Florida.
"Florida's working families deserve a fair shake," said USW District 9 Director Daniel Flippo. "Instead, during the last six years of the current administration, Florida's working families have suffered under policies that give even more power to the richest and most powerful among us."
Flippo cited efforts by Governor Rick Scott to expand tax cuts to special interests and corporations while blocking legislation that would raise workers' wages and increase access to family supporting jobs and quality, affordable healthcare.
"Gwen Graham is clearly the best choice to represent the interests of all Floridians," said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. "In Congress, she fought for policies to lift workers and our families, including her support for new laws to ensure fair pay and protections from workplace discrimination."
"She also supports smart investments to create new manufacturing jobs by rebuilding Florida's crumbling roads and bridges," Gerard said.
Florida's primary elections will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, when both Democrats and Republicans will choose candidates for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
The USW represents 850,000 men and women employed in manufacturing, metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in public sector and service occupations.
More information, contact: USW District 9 Director Daniel Flippo - (205) 607-9055
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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)