Following the lead of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) announced today that its General Executive Board has unanimously voted to endorse President Barack Obama for re-election.
In announcing the Board’s decision, BCTGM International Union President Frank Hurt explained, “After assessing the positions of the Republican candidates for President on the issues that matter most to our members and their families, and comparing them with those of President Obama, our Board spoke loudly and clearly.
“Each of the Republican candidates for President has lined up squarely behind the policies of the Republican House leadership; policies that benefit only the wealthiest among us, multinational corporate bosses and Wall Street titans. These policies would erode the standard of living of working families and jeopardize the future for our children and grandchildren.
“Moreover, the Republican presidential candidates have thoroughly embraced policies specifically designed to weaken organized labor and undermine the rights of workers in the workplace.”
Hurt added, “The BCTGM is proud to endorse President Obama. Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has displayed extraordinary leadership, vision, courage and determination to do what is best for our nation and all of its citizens, not just the privileged few.
“The BCTGM intends to engage our members and their families fully in this critical campaign for the future of our great nation. There is far too much at stake for anything less than the very best effort we can muster.”