By Sahid Fawaz
Another major union has jumped on the Hillary Clinton campaign bandwagon: the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
According to the Huffington Post:
“The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America has more than half a million members. In a statement to The Huffington Post, union president Doug McCarron called Clinton ‘a fighter’ who has ‘consistently fought for our issues on many levels of government.’
‘We encourage her to continue her efforts regarding long-term and strategic budgeting for our country’s infrastructure, implementing secure measures for pension reform, and eradicating the payroll fraud epidemic in our nation’s construction industry,’ McCarron said.
The union cited Clinton’s support for collective bargaining rights and Davis-Bacon laws — which set minimum pay and standards for workers on federal projects — as well as her opposition to so-called right-to-work laws.
Tom Flynn, director of political and legislative affairs for UBC, told HuffPost the group’s decision to endorse Clinton came after multiple conversations with the former secretary of state. Clinton met with McCarron and with UBC’s general executive board and department heads, and she did a video conference at their recent convention. “