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Harris Receives Major Labor Endorsement

January 30th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Columbia – Former Missouri House Democratic Leader and Democratic candidate for Attorney General Jeff Harris has received the endorsement of the Missouri State Council of Machinists.

Mike Louis, President of the Missouri State Council of Machinists said today that, “Jeff Harris’ commitment to the working women and men of this state has been unwavering. Time after time Jeff has stood up to fight for what’s important to the labor movement, and I have no doubt he’ll continue to do the same as our next Attorney General.” Louis added, “The members of Missouri State Council of Machinists are enthusiastic about Jeff’s campaign and proud to endorse him.”

”Our campaign gets better and stronger with every passing day,” Harris said. “We’ve got the momentum.” Harris went on to say, “As Attorney General I am committed to protecting the rights of the working men and women of Missouri. I am proud to have the members of Missouri State Council of Machinists standing with me and supporting my candidacy for Attorney General.”

As Attorney General, Harris has vowed to aggressively enforce minimum wage and prevailing wage laws to ensure that hard-working Missourians are fairly compensated for the work they do and to ensure that every working Missourian whether in the public or private sector has the right to join or organize a Union Shop.

The Missouri State Council of Machinists represents approximately 15,000 members working in the Automotive, Industrial, Airline and Aerospace industries in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, the greater Kansas City and Jackson County area, and other municipalities and counties throughout the state.

Harris has been endorsed by statewide labor unions as well as local labor unions across the state. The Machinists join in support of Harris with the AFSCME State Council, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, Operating Engineers Local 148, Operating Engineers Local 513, The United Transportation Union, Firefighters Local 1055, and I.B.E.W. Local 53.

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