Iowa Gives Clinton Critical First Victory

Hillary Clinton, pictured with IAM supporters at a rally in Alexandria, VA, won a hard-fought victory in the Iowa Caucuses and secured the endorsement of the New York Times in her bid for the Democratic Nomination for president.

It took boots-on-the-ground efforts, like those of IAM members across the state, to secure Hillary Clinton’s hard-fought victory in the Iowa Caucuses.

IAM Local 831 in Cedar Rapids hosted former President Bill Clinton at a campaign rally for Hillary in the days leading up to the caucuses. The IAM was one of the first major labor organizations to endorse Clinton when it announced its support in August 2015.

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Nearly 20 other unions now back her candidacy. It is with strong support from organized labor that she now focuses on the rest of the Democratic primary schedule.

The New York Times joined several other newspapers in endorsing Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President. The list includes the Boston Globe, the Des Moines Register and the Sioux City Journal.

“One of the most attractive parts of Mrs. Clinton’s economic platform is her pledge to support the rights of working Americans,” said the Times. “Her lifelong fight for women bolsters her credibility in this area, since so many problems with labor law hit women the hardest, including those involving child care, paid sick leave, unstable schedules and low wages for tipped workers.”

The Times also noted her stand against the anti-worker Trans-Pacific Partnership and her experience as a senator and U.S. Secretary of State as contributing reasons for the endorsement.