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United Auto Workers Endorse Ed Markey For Senate


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Charlestown, Massachusetts – Today, the United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9A announced its endorsement of Rep. Ed Markey for U.S. Senate in the April 30 Democratic primary election, citing his support for the auto rescue, successful fight to increase CAFÉ standards, leadership in passing historic healthcare reform and dedication to protecting a woman’s right to choose.

“The United Auto Workers enthusiastically endorse Ed Markey for Senate,” said UAW Region 9A Director Julie Kushner. “Ed Markey is a lifelong fighter for the people of Massachusetts, whose strong support of the auto rescue helped save 1.45 million auto industry jobs and protect one of this country’s most successful and important industrial bases.” 

“Pairing Ed Markey with Elizabeth Warren in the Senate would give Massachusetts one of the strongest and most fearless Senate delegations in the country. Ed Markey’s passionate support of the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded access to quality affordable healthcare for millions, and commitment to protecting a woman’s right to choose makes him the clear choice in this primary election.”

UAW represents 18,000 active and retired members and their families across Massachusetts. Their members include retired auto workers, retired light manufacturing workers, legal service attorneys, higher education and childcare professionals, non-profit employees, adjunct and post doc faculty at UMASS and light manufacturing workers.

“The United Auto Workers have spent decades fighting to advance the cause for workers and the middle class, and I am honored to have their support in this election,” said Rep. Ed Markey. “The auto rescue was one of the most important votes I’ve taken in Congress. I’m proud to have voted for it, and proud of the 1.45 million auto industry jobs it helped to protect. If elected to the Senate I will stand up to opponents of the Affordable Care Act, protect a woman’s right to choose and fight for a level playing field for all workers to build upon the success of the resurgent American auto industry.”

Ed has also received endorsements from SEIU representing 85,000 Massachusetts workers,AFSCME Council 93 representing 35,000 workers, Massachusetts Teachers Association(MTA) representing 110,000 workers, American Federation of Teachers Massachusettsrepresenting 25,000 workers, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store UnionAssociation of Professional Flight Attendants and United Steelworkers.


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