Nevada, 12-6-2007 The Communications Workers of America
in Nevada today announced endorsement of Sen. John Edwards for
Workers of America Local 9413 represents both active and retired
members throughout the state of Nevada.
in Nevada becomes the first CWA local to endorse a presidential
candidate in this election cycle. The union's support of Senator
Edwards is due to his long history of fighting for organized
labor and middle class families.
Nevada CWA members include
over 4,000 active and retired workers at employers like AT&T,
Wireless Companies and the Job Corps Center as well as some
public sector operations.
union has always been a strong advocate for improving the quality
of life for workers by fighting for access to healthcare, secure
retirement and fair trade policies.
Nevada CWA joins several other Silver State labor unions in
endorsing Sen. Edwards, including the Steelworkers, Carpenters
and Transport Workers, giving the Edwards campaign the largest
block of labor support in the state.
Edwards has spent his entire career fighting for working families
and organized labor," said CWA Local 9413 President Chuck
rural background, his support for Second Amendment rights, his
resolute nature, his willingness to act and fight for working
families, and his leadership on issues like universal health
care and trade were essential in securing the endorsement,"
International Representative John Doran said "We support
Sen. Edwards' commitment to the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)
and his belief that if a worker can sign a card to join either
the Republican or Democratic Party, he or she should be able
to sign a card to join a union without going through an anti-union
election or fear of reprisals from an employer."
"John Edwards' ability to campaign throughout the entire
county and win in the general election in 2008 played a critical
role in this endorsement," Tony Bixler, CWA District 9
are excited about his momentum in Iowa and look forward to capitalizing
that momentum in Nevada in January," Bixler noted.
will bring down the wall around Washington that prevents us
from being one America, where everyone has the same opportunities
to work hard and get ahead," stated Liz Sorenson, CWA Local
9413 Executive Vice-President.
less than 50 days until the Nevada
Caucus, we look forward to working closely with our brothers
and sisters in labor and the Edwards campaign to bring a victory
on January 19," she added.