United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 655, 88, and 2 in Missouri and 881 in Illinois have endorsed Joe Biden for president.
“Joe Biden has been standing shoulder to shoulder with working people throughout his entire career,” UFCW Locals 655, 88 and 2 said in a joint statement. “From his time in the Senate to his time in the White House, Joe was always there. He puts unions first, fights for our well-being, and protects our rights to organize. That is why are proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States. We need a leader who will keep putting workers first and stop Donald Trump’s attacks on organizing efforts, collective bargaining rights, and health care. We know that Joe is the leader who can take on Donald Trump and win, and will always have our backs as President.”
Biden has also been endorsed UFCW Locals 876 and 951 in Michigan, 1529 in Mississippi, 1625 in Florida.
NATIONAL UNION ENDORSEMENTS
National unions have also endorsed Biden, including:
- The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).
- National Association of Government Employees (NAGE).
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
- International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers.
- Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU).
- Operative Plasterers’ & Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA).
The American Federation of Federation of Teachers (AFT) also encouraged members to support Biden among two other candidates.
PLAN FOR UNIONS
Biden released a plan in October that would seek to incentivize unionization and collective bargaining and prevent employers from hindering workers’ organizing efforts.
The former vice president has put a premium on winning the support of labor groups for his campaign to bolster his argument that he is best situated to beat President Trump in key Rust Belt states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Nationally, Biden for President has announced more than 1,600 endorsements from national, state, and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, community leaders, and national security professionals.