BCTGM Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States
The following statement was released by BCTGM International President David B. Durkee in declaring the union’s endorsement:
During her career, Hillary Clinton has had a solid record of support on those issues most important to working families and union members, including workers’ rights and organizing, workplace health and safety, health care, progressive tax policy and retirement security.
Further, we are confident that Secretary Clinton will continue to seek the input and counsel of the AFL-CIO and its affiliates in developing her policy positions and priorities for our country.
The BCTGM also believes that Secretary Clinton’s enormous experience in foreign affairs will strengthen our nation and enhance the security of our citizens.
While Donald Trump talks a good game on maintaining American jobs, his companies have a notorious history of outsourcing work to low-wage countries such as Mexico and China.
Beyond his advocacy of policies that are against the interests of working people and organized labor, Donald Trump’s vile bigotry towards Latinos and other ethnic groups is deplorable and antithetical to the principles and values upon which this Union was built and to which we will always adhere.