|Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton picked up a key labor endorsement from the Service Employees International Union. The IAM endorsed Clinton in August.|
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has joined the Machinists and several other unions to endorse Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Clinton secured SEIU’s endorsement with her recognition and commitment to the problems faced by low-wage working Americans, including those in care work. Many home care providers and childcare teachers earn poverty wages.
“Hillary Clinton has proven she will fight, deliver and win for working families,” said SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry. “SEIU members and working families across America are part of a growing movement to build a better future for their families, and Hillary Clinton will support and stand with them. This movement for economic, racial, immigrant and social justice is poised to turn out to vote in November with their families and communities and keep pushing elected officials to deliver once in office.”
SEIU represents 2 million members throughout the U.S. and Canada working in the healthcare industry, the property services industry, public sector employees and other trades.
The IAM, the American Federation of Teachers, AFSME, the Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), the Bricklayers (BAC), and the Painters’ Union (IUPAT) have already endorsed Clinton, a former secretary of state, honorary IAM member and U.S. senator from New York.