NALC endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president of the United States:

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Following a tremendously hard-fought primary process, NALC is proud to endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to serve as the next president of the United States.

Secretary Clinton has a long history of supporting the issues most important to letter carriers—a strong Postal Service, collective-bargaining rights for postal employees and decent pay and benefits for all American workers. She has been a friend of NALC since her first meeting with us in 1994.

Former Sen. Clinton was among the first in the Senate to support legislation to prohibit the contracting out of letter carrier jobs to low-wage private contractors, a bill that helped us stop the practice in 2006. She has defended six-day delivery, supported federal employees and was an original co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act.

NALC is proud to once again stand with Hillary, just as it did when she ran for president in 2008.

This year, we had the good fortune of seeing two tremendous champions of letter carriers compete for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.  In fact, both have been made honorary members of the NALC by delegates to our national conventions. As I informed our members in March, based on the issue surveys we sent to both parties’ candidates and the polls we conducted among our 280,000 members and activists, both Secretary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders earned our support. Out of respect for both candidates and the passionate supporters each has in our union, we decided not to endorse either until the primary process produced a nominee. That has now happened.

We commend Sen. Sanders—who also is a long-time friend and a fierce advocate for letter carriers in Congress—for running a fantastic campaign. The energy and passion that he brings to politics have ignited a national conversation and moved the needle in our national debates about inequality, wage stagnation and the power of corporate interests in our democracy. NALC intends to continue fighting alongside Sen. Sanders to strengthen our employer, our political system and our country.

This endorsement was not a difficult one to make, given the two choices before us. Leaving aside his anti-worker record as an employer, his dishonesty and erratic temperament, and the bigotry and sexism he has demonstrated as a candidate, Donald Trump showed blatant disrespect to America’s letter carriers. In our endorsement process, he not only failed to answer our candidate questionnaire, he would not even acknowledge receiving it. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has demonstrated her commitment to letter carriers and has dedicated her entire life to public service. Few candidates have ever been better prepared for the Oval Office.

There is a lot at stake on Tuesday, Nov. 8—for our country, our jobs and our families. Starting in the key battle ground states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin and Nevada, NALC and America’s letter carriers are ready to unite behind Hillary Clinton to make this great country even greater.

Source: NALC endorses Hillary Clinton for president | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO

13 thoughts on “NALC endorses Hillary Clinton for president

  1. …….I am voting for the next President of the USA- Donald J Trump! Clinton Crime Foundation and NALC both run by criminals. birds of a feather steal together! Trump will take care of American Military Veterans………Hildabeast will crap on them.

  2. Either way, the Postal Service loses.

    Hillary will sell us down the road like her husband did, and Trump will bankrupt us more than Bushwhacko has done.

  3. Thanks Fred for wasting our $. Now go see if you can get us a decent contract. Never mind. 1% here we come again. Tell us how hard you fought for us…… how we were “rewarded” for our hard work. Newsflash!! Nothing is going to change until we vote Fred out of office. That is the fact of the matter. Don’t think so?? Check out our last/current contract. He is only worried about lining his pockets.

  4. Well of course cause most of them are Registered Democrats. That explains why the P.O. is much a mess. TRUMP knows how to run a Business and would be better for the P.O. Freedom of Speech

  5. Just go ahead and vote for Mr. arrogant money bags. He has already said that workers are over paid, and should take pay cuts. He doesn’t care if you have health care, or even if you have a job. He mocks even people with serious health problems So go on and vote for someone that will screw you! Senator Huey Long once said “Never Underestimate The Stupidity Of People” When has a Ratpublican ever done anything for working people? My father hated President Eisenbastard, he vetoed six pay bills in the 50’s. My father earned .86 cents per hour from 1951 to 1960! So show how smart you are.

    • You must be aware that Huey Long was a Democrat. The attitude he expressed toward the voting public is typical of the political class, but the bedrock of Democrat party strategy.

  6. Rolando is chicken, endorse after the fact she becomes the nominee. That’s the reason the labor movement has died, no guts to fight for what’s right. Become an automatic vote for the democratic nominee.
    The same people she supports are the ones that want to privatize the USPS. The Neoliberal movement has killed the middle class in support of corporate profits.

    Keeping WalMart the low price leader while subsidizing their workers with Government entitlements. In turn keeping profits offshore so the tax base shrinks. Forcing hard working Americans on the hook, to pay more for entitlement and Military build up programs.
    Rolando, keep taking the cowards way out. Your SSI check is in the mail (hopefully)

  7. Congratulations to the NALC for making a wise and intelligent choice. It’s too bad that the self-styled “radical” and “activist” amateur leadership of the APWU that successfully carried out a coup against the experienced, sane and thoughtful Guffey administration in the last election didn’t have the good sense to wait until the primary was over before it jumped on the Sanders crazy train. Now, President Clinton won’t owe them a thing, and they will look like the fools they are when they lamely and belatedly switch their endorsement to Clinton in the near future. Good luck trying to get any high level meetings with anyone in the Clinton administration, Dimondstein! The NALC will be in there farting in the chairs you could have been sitting in, laughing their asses off about the idiots over at APWU headquarters.

  8. I am not voting for that megalomaniacal harridan. She doesn’t care about anything or anyone except herself and the accumulation of power. She is insane and I hope she loses in a big way, but the crooked democrats will find a way to steal it by stuffing ballot boxes in certain cities.

    • To the people that are determined to vote for her, the volume of her corruption and self-serving actions throughout her lying life mean nothing. Some are ignorant or naïve, others gullible, some just as corrupt and self-interested. Indeed, President Hillary might become the most crooked and corrupt person ever to use the office for self-service and while ensuring that the last nails are pounded into the USA’s coffin.

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