UAW endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Posted at 8:41 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 20:41:43-04

The United Auto Workers are endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.

In their endorsement, the union spoke about her lifelong commitment to job security for African Americans and her ability to unify and win the election in November. 

The UAW also mentioned Bernie Sanders, saying he brought about a conversation that has been needed for far too long. They said that Sanders has been and still is a great friend of the UAW, but Clinton has shown her ability to lead under pressure and get elected in November. 

“We are a family of over 1 million active and retiree members with strong opinions. Now, we have to choose between two very good UAW friends and move forward as a united membership,” said UAW President Dennis Williams in an article on the organizations website.

Clinton has a track record on issues of importance to UAW members. In 2009 she fought for preserving collective bargaining rights. 

“For many reasons, the UAW supports Hillary Clinton as the best choice for our members and our nation in the November election,” said Williams.

Williams said that Clinton's focus on collective bargaining rights and fair treatment of workers have helped to solidify their support for her.