Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Following is a statement by Chris Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America, on the nomination of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.
The nomination of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States is a historic step forward for our nation, and the Communications Workers of America is proud to work with her as together we build an America that works for working families.
Hillary Clinton is smart, thoughtful and experienced. She brings decades of commitment on behalf of working families, and for economic and social justice for all.
She doesn’t just talk, she delivers. Her record of public service shows a leader who stands up for workers’ bargaining and organizing rights, for family and medical leave and other programs that help working families.
Secretary Clinton has pledged to ‘do everything in my power to defend American jobs and American workers. Any trade deal must meet three tests to earn my support: It must create good American jobs, raise wages, and advance our national security. I do not believe that the Trans-Pacific Partnership meets this high standard. That’s why I oppose the TPP — and that means before and after the election.’
CWA has a large number of members and retirees in all the battleground states, and activists will be mobilizing and engaging to elect Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States.