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Sat Dec 17, 2011, 05:52 PM

Unions that have endorsed President Obama for re-election (updated)

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SEIU Endorses Barack Obama

By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

With great pride and a sense of purpose, the 2.1 million members united in SEIU endorse President Barack Obama for re-election.

President Obama is the only candidate for president who shares our vision of America as a land of opportunity for everyone. We need a leader willing to fight for the needs of the 99 percent, and stand with hard working families to say that the world's wealthiest corporations must pay their fair share.

http://www.seiu.org/2011/11/endorsement-2012.php


AFSCME Endorses President Obama for Reelection

McEntee: “Obama is the only choice for the 99%”
Washington, DC — The 1.6 million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union, AFL-CIO (AFSCME) announced today their endorsement of Pres. Barack Obama for reelection in 2012. The AFSCME International Executive Board passed a resolution of endorsement at today’s International Executive Board Meeting.

“President Obama is the only choice for the 99%. We must put people back to work, make the 1 percent pay their fair share, and protect Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. President Obama will stand up for working families,” said AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee. “Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have a prescription for the U.S. economy that was written by the same corporate interests that got us into this mess in the first place. We’ve all seen the depths the right-wing extremists governors will go to at the expense of working families, and we certainly don’t need that type of leadership in the White House. The GOP candidates just don’t get it, they are out of touch with reality. We believe that American voters are smarter than that and will say thanks but no thanks to their 1 percent agenda and work to re-elect President Obama to a second term.”

http://www.afscme.org/news/press-room/press-releases/afscme-endorses-president-obama-for-reelection


NATCA Enthusiastically Endorses President Obama, VP Biden for Second Term - (11/15/2011)

WASHINGTON – The National Air Traffic Controllers Association today proudly and enthusiastically announces its endorsement of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for re-election to a second

The strengths of our aviation industry are clear. Aviation contributes more than $730 billion – or more than five percent - to our gross domestic product with almost $1.3 trillion in economic output. It drives nearly 11 million American jobs, both in the industry and as a result of it.

“President Obama and Vice President Biden are fully committed to continuing to improve what is already the world’s safest and most efficient airspace system and we stand with them,” NATCA President Paul Rinaldi said. “The next few years are critical for our country, and our National Airspace System and this country needs the President’s continued leadership. We are supportive of the steady progress being made by this administration to achieve our safety goals through a collaborative partnership, which we are pleased to report is not only resulting in successes but also becoming the way in which work is done in the FAA. This makes the system safer.”

http://www.natca.org/press_releases.aspx?aID=3485#3485


NEA delegates vote to support President Barack Obama in re-election bid

CHICAGO - July 04, 2011 - The National Education Association’s highest governing body has voted to approve the recommendation of President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.

“President Barack Obama shares our vision for a stronger America,” said Dennis Van Roekel, president of NEA. “He has never wavered from talking about the importance of education or his dedication to a vibrant middle class."

During NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly (RA) delegates voted on a recommendation from NEA’s Political Action Committee to support President Obama. The recommendation and vote are early for the 3.2 million-member NEA. The Association’s presidential recommendation process typically takes place the summer before the general election. NEA initiated this timetable in order to provide early and strong support to help ensure the election of a candidate who is on the side of students and working families.

http://www.nea.org/home/46078.htm


UFCW International Union Endorses Obama 2012

Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement issued by United Food and Commercial Workers International Union President Joseph T. Hansen:

The 1.3 million members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) are ready to fight for the future of our country and to stand with leaders who will stand up for working families. President Barack Obama is that leader.

I am proud to announce that the UFCW is endorsing President Obamas reelection campaign because our members understand how much is at stake in this election. President Obama has stood up for the jobless, the uninsured, the middle class taxpayer, Medicare recipients, working women, and accountability from Wall Street. UFCW members are ready to mobilize for the president and to elect more leaders who will stand with him in Congress and statehouses across the country.

http://www.ufcw400.org/2011/10/ufcw-international-union-endorses-obama-2012/


Am I missing any?

Updated to add:

Steelworkers Endorse Barack Obama for Re-election as President
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002392799

AFL-CIO 'enthusiastically' endorses Obama for reelection
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101474380

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ProSense Dec 2011 OP
Scurrilous Dec 2011 #1
cliffordu Dec 2011 #2
TheWraith Dec 2011 #3
cliffordu Dec 2011 #4
UrbScotty Dec 2011 #5
NavyDem Dec 2011 #7
Ikonoklast Dec 2011 #6
Hutzpa Dec 2011 #8
fishwax Dec 2011 #9
ROFF Dec 2011 #10
ProSense Apr 2012 #11
hootinholler Apr 2012 #12

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 06:00 PM

1. Thanks.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 06:22 PM

2. Yeah, maybe, but true progressives still hate him.

So I guess the 2.1 million members of those unions don't matter......

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 06:33 PM

3. The irony is, any one of those unions probably represents more people than FireDogLake,

or any of their fellow travelers. But the loudest people get to help set the narrative in the media.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 06:50 PM

4. Yeppers.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 03:16 PM

5. You had me for a moment! LOL

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 04:12 PM

7. Their war chant:

We are the 16%!!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 04:08 PM

6. The naysayers are marginalizing themselves.

When the opinions of those on the self-described 'left' tell me, a retired UFCW member that they know better about who supports Labor than the working men and women of my union, I laugh at them for being so out of touch with reality.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 05:51 PM

8. Kicking

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 05:54 PM

9. kick for labor

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 06:15 PM

10. UFCW

My old union ( before I retired ), good going.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 12:59 PM

11. Two more:

Steelworkers Endorse Barack Obama for Re-election as President
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002392799

AFL-CIO 'enthusiastically' endorses Obama for reelection
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101474380

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Response to ProSense (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 04:55 PM

12. Test kick.

Apparently the above reply didn't kick this back to page one.

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