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McMurray is endorsed by union in his campaign for Congress

Posted 20 September 2018 at 11:00 am

Press Release, AFSCME Council 66

The members of AFSCME Council 66 announced their support for congressional candidate Nate McMurray for the 27th District of New York.

He will fight for higher wages, affordable healthcare, and infrastructure investments to build our local economy, the union said. Throughout his campaign, McMurray has been committed to openness and engaging with workers.

“Workers in Western New York deserve a leader like Nate McMurray who will fight for us,” said AFSCME Council 66 President Dan DiClemente. “Our union speaks for hundreds of hardworking men and women from blue-collar towns like Batavia, Lockport, and Hamburg. Unlike our current congressman, union members make an honest living by supporting our communities. Nate gets it and he’s earned our support.”

“Nate is a true Western New Yorker and he lives Western New York values: hard work, honesty, and public service,” said AFSCME Local 1095 President Rich Canazzi. “Nate stood up for local workers at DuPont and he joined the picket line for union representation at Wendt Corporation. On behalf of the 1,500 workers we represent in Erie County, Erie County Medical Center, and Erie Community College, we’re proud to endorse Nate McMurray for Congress.”

“We need to elect a congressman who actually cares about the working people we represent. After years of corruption and scandals, Western New Yorkers can’t wait to turn the page on Chris Collins and his flunkies,” said AFSCME Local 182 President Bill Rutland. (Local 182 represents Niagara County public employees.) “It’s time to elect someone who will fight every day for working families. It’s time to elect Nate McMurray.” ”

McMurray, the Grand Island town supervisor, is facing incumbent Chris Collins on Nov. 6.

“I’m really proud to have the support of the labor community and today’s endorsement by AFSCME Council 66 is an honor,” McMurray said. “In our fight to make government work better and make Washington less corrupt, I will listen carefully to the working men and women of Council 66. They embody the hard work, diligence and determination that is the backbone of America.”

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