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Unions endorse SC Green US Senate candidate Tom Clements

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

SC Black News reports on South Carolina Green Party US Senate candidate Tom Clements:

The Greater Columbia Central Labor Council of the SC AFL-CIO has endorsed Green Party US Senate candidate Tom Clements in his bid against incumbent Republican Senator Jim DeMint and Democratic senatorial nominee Alvin Greene.

The CLC stated that they believe Tom Clements “will best represent the interests of the working people of South Carolina.”

The Greater Columbia Central Labor is comprised of 17 local unions and affiliate organizations that include: International Alliance of Theater and Stage Employees 347, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 772 & 1649, International Association of Fire Fighters 793, American Postal Workers Union 807, IAMAW 2775 (Int. Association of Machinists), Communication Workers of America 3706 & 3719, Sheet Metal Workers 399, Amalgamated Transit Union 610, International Union of Operating Engineers 465, SC Progressive Network, Iron Workers Local 848, Office & Professional Employees Int. Union 277, ITPE/OPEIU Local 4873 (Int. Technical & Professional Employees), American Federation of Government Employees 1915, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Working Families Party and The Labor Party.

Clements: “I am pleased to receive this endorsement and the growing support across the state for our campaign. I fully anticipate that other union members and working people will listen to what I have to say, volunteer to help us change South Carolina and American politics and vote for me on Election Day. For working people, I am the clear choice over DeMint, the ultra-right mouthpiece for unregulated big corporations, and over Greene, who doesn’t have a discernible plan to help working folks. I hope that many more union locals hear my pro-worker message and support our campaign. Together, we can fight for working folks and win.”

For more information contact the Central Labor Council at 803.808.3384 or call the Clements for US Senate Campaign at 803.834.3084 or 803.240.7268.

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  1. Vaughn Vaughn July 19, 2010

    This is huge…

  2. Ross Ross July 20, 2010

    Wow, that’s HUGE news. And great news.

  3. clay clay July 20, 2010

    Carol Fowler wants to endorse him but cannot because she’d lose her chairmanship.

  4. clay clay July 20, 2010

    I suggest a petition be circulated to encourage the South Carolina Democratic Party to suspend party rules prohibiting endorseing other party’s candidates, for the sake of this.

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