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Government Employees' Union Endorses Clinton for U.S. President

Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:23 AM EST

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton notched another union endorsement on Thursday, building stronger momentum in the labor movement as she seeks to consolidate support for the party's nomination for the U.S. presidency.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), with about 670,000 workers, endorsed Clinton for the November 2016 race, saying she shares the union's vision for government employees.

"AFGE needs to make sure that whoever occupies the White House values our work and our agencies' mission to serve the public," the union said in a statement.

"We need someone with the spine to stand strong against the anti-government ideologues that want to shut down the government and eliminate your jobs."

Clinton has now notched 18 national labor endorsements, with collective membership totaling more than 12 million people, according to her campaign.

Clinton's main rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has received endorsements from two unions, National Nurses United and the American Postal Workers Union, as well as several state and local unions.

Clinton is hoping to build a broad coalition across her party, securing the Democratic nomination early and avoiding a potentially damaging primary fight.

The former secretary of state has support from 56 percent of her party, versus 32 percent for Sanders, according to a 5-day rolling poll from Reuters/Ipsos dated Dec. 4.

© 2024 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton notched another union endorsement on Thursday, building stronger momentum in the labor movement as she seeks to consolidate support for the party's nomination for the U.S. presidency.The American Federation of Government Employees...
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2015-23-10
Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:23 AM
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