Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman Endorsed by Maryland-DC Council of AFL-CIO
Highlighting Anthony Brown’s work to increase the minimum wage and record of strengthening Maryland schools, AFL-CIO votes overwhelmingly to endorse Brown-Ulman Team
Baltimore, MD – Today the Maryland-DC AFL-CIO Council announced it has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Anthony Brown for Governor and Ken Ulman for Lt. Governor. Representing about 296,000 hard working men and women across Maryland, the AFL-CIO has long been an important force for improving the lives of workers and strengthening the middle-class. In their endorsement, AFL-CIO highlighted Brown’s leadership in the push to pass a minimum wage increase in Maryland, as well as his role in making record investments in Maryland’s schools and building one of the nation’s most highly skilled workforces.
“The Maryland-DC AFL-CIO is fired up to support Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman,” said Fred Mason, President of the Maryland and DC AFL-CIO. “Anthony Brown is a proven fighter for Maryland’s hard working families – whether it’s making investments to deliver the top schools in the nation for five years in a row, standing up for collective bargaining rights or leading the push to increase the minimum wage, we can count on Anthony to get the job done. With nearly 300,000 Maryland brothers and sisters in the AFL-CIO, Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman can count on us to work hard to help them win on Election Day.”
“AFL-CIO has always been at the forefront of the effort to advance social and economic justice for all Americans, and I’m humbled to have earned their support in our campaign to build a better Maryland,” said Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown. “With the most highly skilled and talented workforce and an economy that is growing and creating jobs, we have a lot to be optimistic about in Maryland, but we can always be better. Together, we will increase Maryland’s minimum wage, reduce educational disparities in our schools and build a brighter future for all Maryland families.”
The Maryland-DC AFL-CIO Council represents about 300,000 Maryland workers. The AFL-CIO includes longshoremen, letter carriers, communications workers, sheet metal workers, and air, rail and transportation workers and several other professions. The union will mobilize its membership to knock on doors, contact voters and work to elect Anthony Brown Governor through November 2014.