RICHMOND, Va., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Today, Teamsters Joint Council 83 in Richmond, Va. announced its support for State Senator Mark Herring in his campaign for state attorney general.
Herring has worked tirelessly for Virginia working families during his two terms in the Virginia State Senate. He has backed up his promises to support the state's working men and women by voting for project labor agreements, legislation to crack down on discrimination in the workplace, maintenance of current worker compensation levels and has supported rail construction within the transportation bill.
"I can think of no better candidate for attorney general than Mark Herring," said Michael Brooks, Secretary-Treasurer of Joint Council 83. "He has been a constant ally in our fight for workers' rights in the State of Virginia and I know he will continue to fight for the men and women of this state as attorney general."
Herring has an outstanding track record that has earned him high ratings from the Virginia State AFL-CIO and other state labor groups. He has been a strong advocate fighting against worker misclassification and other unfair labor practices, which have been ignored for too long.
"Our members across the state will have a true champion with Mark Herring as attorney general," Brooks said. "The entire Executive Board of Teamsters Joint Council 83 encourages our members to vote for Mark Herring for attorney general."
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SOURCE Teamsters Joint Council 83