Jill Long Thompson received the endorsement of the Indiana AFL-CIO yesterday. The Indiana State AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) is a federation of 800 local unions in Indiana belonging to 50 international unions.
Unions that have previously endorsed Long Thompson include the United Steelworkers, the Service Employee International Union, Communication Workers of America, the American Federation of Government Employees, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, the United Transportation Union, five local Teamster locals, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Indiana International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and Local #446 of Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees.
While unions have declined in membership over the past 30 years, their support is still integral to a candidate’s campaign. These unions will provide much-needed support in JLT’s run to unseat Daniels.