TWU Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Clinton
Published 03 Jun, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2016
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Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Hillary Clinton for President
California – The Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 and 505 today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. In making their endorsement, the locals cited her commitment to giving working people a voice against corporate America, to workers’ bargaining rights and protecting retirement security, and her plan to invest in the country’s infrastructure.
“Hillary Clinton understands the needs of working people in our country like no other candidate for president. She has put forth a bold plan to make the necessary investments needed to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. Secretary Clinton has shown a commitment to working men and women and their families that is unmatched. Local 250-A wholeheartedly endorses her and looks forward to making her the next president of our country,” said Local 250-A President Eric Williams.
“What we are looking for is a partner in the White House that understands our struggle, and the struggles of working people across the country,” said Local 502 President Andre Sutton. “Our members have worked hard to revive the airline industry in America. We have sacrificed, compromised, and endured years of upper management taking away our benefits, our work rights, and our dignity. We want someone who will assist us in having our voices heard when we deal with corporate America and its greed. We believe strongly that Secretary Clinton is exactly the person we need as president. Local 502 fully supports and endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States.”
“Secretary Clinton is the most qualified candidate when it comes to understanding the struggles of working people in America,” said Local 505 President Mike Mayes. “She has shown a dedication and commitment to protecting our bargaining rights and retirement security. She also knows the struggles that airline workers have endured for more than a decade. We have been through bankruptcy, seen our pensions vanish, and taken dramatic pay cuts to keep the industry alive. Now we want someone who can restore our rights, and most importantly, our dignity. Hillary Clinton is just the person for the job. TWU Local 505 is proud to endorse her and will be doing everything we can to ensure she is our next president.”
Local 250A represents approximately 2,500 workers in the Bay Area. Their members are employees of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and include transit operators, fare inspectors, disease control inspectors, food inspectors and curators, and coach mechanics.
Local 502 represents approximately 1,000 members in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Their members are employees of American Airlines, and they facilitate the cargo, mail, baggage handling, and safe transportation of hazardous goods and items worldwide.
Local 505 represents American Airlines’ employees in the Bay Area. Their members include fleet service clerks and automotive and facility workers.
The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is dedicated to bettering the lives of working families. We work to safeguard, protect and improve working conditions and living standards of all workers. Our members make airplanes fly, railroads run, buses, subways and bikes move, and casinos shine! TWU is nearly 140,000 transportation workers, and “We Move America.” TWU has four main divisions: Air, Railroad, Gaming, and Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services. The union is composed of 100 autonomous locals representing members and retirees from coast to coast.