DES MOINES, IA – The United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Region 4 has endorsed Bruce Braley in his 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate.

UAW is the fifth major labor group to endorse Braley this month. Other unions giving Braley their endorsement include SEIU Iowa - Local 199, AFSCME Iowa Council 61, the Iowa State Council of Machinists, and the Great Plains Laborers’ District Council.

Braley announced last month that he had formed a committee to run for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin.

Ron McInroy, UAW Region 4 director, said, “I’ve known Bruce Braley since long before he was first elected. For as long as I’ve known him, Bruce has worked tirelessly for working men and women across Iowa. In Congress, he’s fought to create opportunity for Iowa’s working families, level the playing field for American manufacturers, and strengthen the middle class. He’s never forgotten where he’s come from, and he’ll be even more effective in the US Senate. UAW Region 4 is proud to endorse him today.”

Bruce Braley said, “I’m proud to have the endorsement of UAW Region 4. The tens of thousands of UAW members in Iowa demonstrate every day why American workers are the most productive and best skilled in the world. I’m running for Senate to strengthen American manufacturing and create more opportunities for American workers, and UAW’s support will help get the job done.”

UAW Region 4 has more than 25,000 active and retired members in the state of Iowa.

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So "the union" endorsed "the Democrat". I'll bet that took a lot or thought on their part. A robot could do as much.




My favorite Republican of the modern era Dwight D. Eisenhower said;
"Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice. Workers have a right to organize into unions and to bargain collectively with their employers … a strong, free labor movement is an invigorating and necessary part of our industrial society."


How a couple of True Patriotic American Men felt about UNIONS;
Today in America, unions have a secure place in our industrial life. Only a handful of reactionaries harbor the ugly thought of breaking unions and depriving working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice. I have no use for those -- regardless of their political party -- who hold some vain and foolish dream of spinning the clock back to days when organized labor was huddled, almost as a hapless mass. Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice.—Dwight D. Eisenhower
Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.—John F. Kennedy

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