Roger Manno’s congressional campaign unrolled yesterday another labor endorsement from the Communication Workers of America, Marylands State Council.
Manno is competing in a Democratic primary to replace Rep. John Delaney (D-Potomac), who is vacating the seat to run for president of the United States.
The release is below:
MANNO ENDORSED BY COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA,
MARYLAND STATE COUNCIL
Montgomery County, MD – Today, Maryland congressional candidate (MD-6) and State Senator Roger Manno announced the endorsement of the 5,000 member affiliate of the largest communications union in the United States, the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Today’s announcement follows recent endorsements by the Baltimore Washington Building Trades (“C.H.O.I.C.E.”), the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), and others.
The Communications Workers of America organization represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico in industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, health care, education, airlines, law enforcement, news media, broadcast and cable television, and information technology.
“We believe that Senator Manno possesses the leadership and experience needed to greatly benefit working men and women of our country,” stated Maryland State Council President Shannon Opfer. “Senator Manno has established a record of advocacy for jobs, fair wages and benefits in Maryland. He has been a loyal supporter of labor… we are proud to offer our endorsement.”
Manno responded, stating “I’m honored to receive the CWA endorsement, and to continue to stand with CWA members for an American economy built for everyone. Workers know that the American Dream cannot be achieved without good jobs, benefits, workforce training and a strong focus on economic fairness. Hard work, opportunity and a level playing field — that’s the America I love — and it’s worth fighting for.”