WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Federation of Government Employees announced its endorsement of Josh Harder of California for the U.S. House of Representatives for California's 10th District.
"Today, we are pleased to announce our unequivocal support of Josh Harder in his race for Congress this November," said AFGE District 12 National Vice President George McCubbin III.
"Josh has shown a tremendous work ethic is both a businessman and teacher, and he will serve his constituents well in Washington as their Congressman," said McCubbin. "Josh is a fierce ally of working people, and we know he is the kind of fighter we need in Congress going forward. We look forward to seeing him win this fall and start serving Californians and federal workers when he gets to Washington next year," he added.
More than 250,000 federal employees live in California – more than 10,000 of whom reside in the 10th district – supporting the military, caring for veterans, ensuring the safety of the flying public, and getting Social Security recipients their benefits accurately and on time.
"The Administration's assault on hardworking employees like those in AFGE is a blow to hardworking Americans across this nation," said Harder. "AFGE workers play a key role in helping veterans with their medical needs and fighting for justice through our legal system. It is imperative that we protect Americans' access to these federal services," he added.
AFGE is the largest federal employee union in the country, representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers in all functions of government. District 12 has more than 40,000 dues-paying members in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 700,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.