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USW Endorses Angie Craig for Minnesota's Second Congressional District
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced their endorsement of Angie Craig of the Democratic Farm Labor Party for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.
"Although our union does not usually endorse candidates in primary elections, we've made an exception for Angie Craig," said USW District 11 Director Emil Ramirez. "She's fighting to build a better future for all Minnesotans '" and we stand ready to join her in the battle to rebuild the middle class.
"Craig understands that while we live in a global economy, the rights of Minnesota's workers must come first. She supports the right of workers to collectively bargain for safer working conditions, good wages and affordable healthcare.
"Craig has also pledged to strongly oppose any effort to undercut vital programs like Social Security and Medicare. She understands that these programs are not entitlements and that workers deserve to receive the benefits they earned while working when they retire."
The USW represents more than 1,300 workers in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District and nearly 20,000 across the state. USW members are employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number in public sector and service.
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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)