|Braley Train Rolls Along with United Transportation Union Endorsement|
|News Releases - Politics & Elections|
|Written by Jeff Link|
|Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:25|
DES MOINES, IA – The Transportation Division (UTU) of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers has endorsed Rep. Bruce Braley for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin.
Jim Garrett, Iowa State Legislative Director of the United Transportation Union, said “Tom Harkin has been a tenacious fighter for the middle class for more than 30 years. There is no one better suited to continue his proud legacy than Bruce Braley. Bruce understands that the only way to get ahead is to move ahead. That’s why he’s championed policies that promote more opportunity and economic security for Americans of all backgrounds. Bruce is a proven supporter of working families and labor, and he’ll be even more effective in the Senate. He has a 100 percent in our corner and we’re proud to endorse him.”
Braley said, “I’m honored to have the United Transportation Union’s endorsement. I’m running for the U.S. Senate to stand up to strengthen middle class families and expand economic opportunity. I’m proud to have the hardworking members of the UTU join me in that effort.”
The United Transportation Union is a broad-based, transportation labor union representing about 125,000 active and retired railroad, bus and mass transit workers in the United States and Canada. There are over 2,000 UTU members in the state of Iowa.
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