U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) was endorsed for his U.S. Senate campaign today by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO.
Congressman Meek received the endorsement from IUPAT General President James A. Williams and IUPAT District Council 78 Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Tim Maitland.
“The members of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades help make up the backbone of the American economy. They work with their hands everyday on the frontlines of our workforce and their membership represents the diverse faces of the American worker. This labor organization knows before anyone else when our economy is failing and when it is succeeding – they are the truest barometer of our recovery,” said Congressman Meek. “IUPAT members are some of the hardest working and most dedicated campaigners in Florida who know how to activate the grassroots and mobilize voters. I am honored to have their support.”
“Now more than ever, Florida needs a leader like Kendrick Meek in the U.S. Senate who has the proven record, determination and ability to make certain working families in this state have every opportunity to live the life they’ve worked so hard for,” said IUPAT General President James A. Williams. “The men and women of the Painters and Allied Trades stand ready to begin their campaign to put this leader for the working class in the United States Senate.”
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents more than 160,000 active and retired construction workers in the crafts of painting, drywall finishing, glass work and floor covering, among others.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Meek Endorsed by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO
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