Hillary Clinton released the following statement after the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry endorsed her for President. The United Association has 340,000 members and joins previous endorsements from the American Federation of Teachers, the Machinsts Union, and the Bricklayers Union.
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry--a proud union of more than 340,000 hardworking, skilled Americans.
“Unions like the UA helped build this country, one construction project at a time, building the mighty American middle class as they did. Today, our infrastructure is in a deplorable state. As President, I will fight to get the economy working again for all Americans with a national strategy to invest in infrastructure.
“That includes a comprehensive plan for modernizing our county's energy infrastructure to build a clean, secure and affordable energy future – from repairing and replacing outdated pipelines, to investing in cleaner energy sources, including renewable energy, natural gas and nuclear power.
“And I will stand with my brothers and sisters in the UA by fighting against Republican efforts to roll back labor protections and pass harmful ‘right to work’ laws that undercut workers. I will fight to protect union collective bargaining rights and prevailing wage standards—because when unions are strong, America is strong.”
For Immediate Release, September 14, 2015