Machinists Union Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Intl Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers says it is endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to be the next U.S. president.

  • Decision follows unanimous vote by union leaders and internal survey of IAM members, “who voiced strong support for an early endorsement and named Clinton as the overwhelming favorite,” the labor union says in statement
  • “The IAM will not sit on the sidelines while this fight is so clearly underway,” IAM Intl President Tom Buffenbarger says
    • “Hillary Clinton has been a strong supporter of this union for years and she is now the target of unprecedented attacks, financed on a scale never seen before. The time to help is when help is needed most, and we intend to do just that”
  • In IAM’s poll of ~2,000 members, Clinton outpaced field of 20 candidates by more than 2-1; among Democratic members polled, Clinton led her closest rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, by more than 6-1
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