13 June 2014

AFT - Teachers! - Endorse Malloy (Not Pelto)

AFT Connecticut Endorses Malloy-Wyman Ticket for Re-Election

Governor Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman Receive Support of 29,000-Member Union for Respecting Workers’ Rights

Hartford, CT – Today, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Connecticut announced its endorsement of Governor Dan Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman for re-election.

“AFT’s support is a testament to the progress we are making together in education, health care and public services,” said Governor Dan Malloy. "I firmly believe that teachers, health care professionals, and all workers should have the right to collectively bargain -- for good wages and benefits, due process and a voice at work. From the picket lines to the Capitol, we’ve stood together to protect workers’ rights and that won’t change. We won’t let Connecticut go down the dangerous path that GOP governors are leading states like Wisconsin down. I want to thank AFT for their support and for their hard work, day in and day out, to move Connecticut forward.”

“I am grateful to be working with AFT as we protect Connecticut’s working families. Honoring and supporting the voice of organized labor is a big part of how we continue to empower our working families, build our economy and provide our children with the best education possible,” said Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman. “We have more work to do, but we will continue to support our educators, health care professionals, public service employees, and all Connecticut workers as we continue our state’s progress. I am honored and thankful for AFT Connecticut’s endorsement.”

AFT Connecticut is a labor federation of over 29,000 teachers and school support staff, nurses and health care workers, higher education faculty and public service workers throughout the state. According to its website, AFT Connecticut supports candidates for public office who have a strong track record of fighting for workers’ rights, working-class families and the honoring of the right to collectively bargain.

Click here to view AFT’s endorsement release: http://aftct.org/node/31306

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