Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Secretary Tom Perez is right for the leadership of the DNC.

The Democratic Party is about labor and the American Dream. Tom Perez is good for the DNC.

I am about labor and always have been. That is the focus of the DNC. President Obama put more Americans back to work than any other president in history. He believes in the talent of the American worker and so does Perez.

The Democratic Party needs someone at the top of leadership that will provide a party that wins and does so in support of the American worker. 

Labor leaders are tough. They know they are holding the lives of American families in their hands and they take it seriously. I'll back labor every time. There is no doubt unions are the answer to a stable and thriving Middle Class. The facts back that statement. The USA economy is as great as it is today because of the Middle Class. The unions support that Middle Class and someone like Tom Perez knows the facts and 'gets it.'

December 19, 2016
By Alex Seitz-Wald

The International Association of Firefighters, (click here) the main union representing American firefighters, has placed itself on a collision course with the AFL-CIO in the race for the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, deciding to back Labor Secretary Tom Perez over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison.

The Democratic leadership contest has taken on unusual significance in the wake of Hillary Clinton's devastating loss last month, dividing the labor movement between two Democrats whom it has long seen as allies.

The AFL-CIO, a federation of 55 unions that includes the IAFF, endorsed Ellison just before Perez entered the race last week, despite protests from IAFF President Harold Schaitberger and others.

In a statement, Schaitberger praised Perez as a "a tireless advocate for civil and human rights" who can transcend what the union president called "a narrow focus on identity and cultural politics that alienated" some longtime Democrats from the party....