PRESS RELEASE from Amalgamated Transit Union

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Contact: Karen Head

Amalgamated Transit Union Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

(Washington, DC) November 29 – The Amalgamated Transit Union today endorsed Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in her campaign to win the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

 “Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to deliver the change that America’s working families need,” said International President Warren S. George. “She has a deep commitment to rebuilding the middle class and addressing the pocketbook issues that most matter to our members.”

“Hillary’s strong record of supporting working families and her detailed plans to promote economic fairness and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, including our mass transit systems, make her the clear choice for ATU members,” said George.

“I am honored to receive the support of the men and women of the Amalgamated Transit Union,” Clinton said. “When I’m President, America’s working families will again have an advocate in the White House.”

With the first primaries just over a month away, International President George made a commitment to Senator Clinton that the ATU would quickly move to educate ATU members about the senator’s positions on transit and labor and would mobilize its U.S. members and their families in the early primary states in support of her nomination.

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