HAMBURG, N.Y. – Today, the New York State American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) announced their endorsement of Nate McMurray for the 27th Congressional District. The New York State AFL-CIO is a coalition of 3,000 affiliated public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families.
“Today we are announcing our full support for Nate McMurray,” said Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz, who represents 140,000 workers across the region. “Our Federation is working hard for him to beat Chris Jacobs. Labor is for social security, Medicare, good and fair wages and we want people in Congress who will defend us in this continued struggle. Nate McMurray represents the best possibility to make that a reality.”
“Nate McMurray is the right person at the right time to clean up a congressional district that was tainted with corruption by the previous office holder. Nate is the endorsed candidate of labor for good reason, he comes from humble working class beginnings and he understands our needs.” said Dan Maloney, President of the Rochester Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO.
“I am proud to have overwhelming support from our union brothers and sisters. They know better than most what’s at stake if we don’t take back the promise of an America that works for all people, not corporate special interests at the expense of working class families,” said Nate McMurray. “When I get to Washington, I will fight every single day to protect workers rights, create sustainable jobs with fair wages, and ensure access to healthcare for all.”
McMurray has received over a dozen endorsements from local, statewide, and national labor unions.