AFL chief lauds “tireless champion for working families” in Monday statement, notes she’s “always listened” to union members.
Spox Eddie Vale says, “We 100% support her election as leader.”
STATEMENT BY AFL-CIO PRESIDENT RICHARD TRUMKA ON
SPEAKER PELOSI’S CANDIDACY FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADER
Speaker Pelosi has been, and always will be, a tireless champion for working families.
Under her leadership the House has fought for good jobs here in America by ending tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, has invested in infrastructure and green jobs and saved the domestic auto industry. They took on Wall Street and the corporations that wrecked our economy and passed the toughest laws to protect consumers in generations. They passed historic health care legislation that ends denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, closes the prescription drug “donut hole” for seniors and allows children to stay on their parent’s insurance until the age of 26.
None of these bills, along with countless others, could have passed without Speaker Pelosi’s consensus and coalition building. Whether union members or their Representatives are from a blue, red, or purple district, Pelosi has always listened to them and represented their interests.