Friday, March 5, 2010

MONGIARDO RECEIVES UAW ENDORSEMENT

This in from the Mongiardo Camp:

Mongiardo receives United Auto Workers of Kentucky and Indiana Endorsement

FRANKFORT --- The United Auto Workers Region 3, representing Kentucky and Indiana, endorsed Democratic candidate Dr. Daniel Mongiardo for the U.S. Senate this week.

"As a doctor, Dan Mongiardo clearly understands America's patchwork health care system is broken. He knows first-hand how people suffer when they do not have access to health care. More importantly, he has the vision and the courage to do something about it,” said UAW Region 3 director Maurice “Mo” Davison.

“It’s a great honor to have the support of the UAW as we work together to bring jobs and expanded opportunity to the Commonwealth. We are living in difficult times, and as the events of the past few days have shown, we need a strong voice in Washington who is willing to stand up for Kentucky’s workers and families who are struggling. We need a fighter for Main Street, not Wall Street. I am proud to have the great men and women of the UAW standing with me today and I look forward to fighting for them everyday in the United States Senate,” said Mongiardo.

The UAW Region 3 represents over 12,000 workers in Kentucky including autoworkers at Louisville’s Ford plants and Bowling Green’s Corvette plant.

The endorsement by the UAW Region 3 comes after last month’s endorsement by the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council. Mongiardo previously has been endorsed by or received recommendations from the Western Kentucky Central Labor Council, the Owensboro Area Building & Construction Trades Council, the Tri-State Building & Construction Trades Council and Kentucky Machinists. Mongiardo has received statewide endorsements from the UA – Pipe Trades, Laborers, Electrical Workers and Operating Engineers.

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