Five AFL-CIO Affiliates Have Now Endorsed Tom
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) today became the fifth AFL-CIO affiliate union to endorse Tom Perez for DNC Chair. Tom has also secured the support of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), and the United Farm Workers (UFW).
"I'm proud to have the endorsement of the bricklayers and their members as we work to rebuild the Democratic party," said Tom Perez. "Together, we will fight for American workers and speak to our party's big tent. Right now, Democrats need a leader who knows how to run a complex organization and who can turn things around. I look forward to continuing my decades-long work of fighting for what's right and standing side by side with the bricklayers and other AFL-CIO affiliates in our fight to protect our values."
BAC President James Boland:
“BAC is proud to endorse Tom Perez for DNC chair. Tom understands how to take on decades-long, difficult fights and win. For over a century, our members have been suffering from silicosis, a debilitating and deadly disease, after overexposure to silica in the workplace. The rule to limit exposure to silica - and save lives - had been over 80 years in the making but was stalled time and time again. It was Tom Perez who stood up to special interests and did what was right for workers across the nation by seeing this critical rulemaking to fruition. Tom understands the importance of good jobs, fair wages, and workplace protections that keep our members safe and healthy. Tom has stood beside us for tough fights before and we know he'll continue to do so as DNC chair.”