The AFL-CIO represents the largest federation of unions in the country. The full body of membership of the Maryland and DC AFL-CIO – comprised of over 700 affiliated local unions – voted unanimously to endorse Jesse on April 24.
“Labor unions play a critical role in our economy, and the AFL-CIO has long been a stalwart champion for the interests of hardworking Americans. This endorsement is huge for us. It’s affirmation of what we are trying to do here in the 1st District: get a new generation of leadership in Congress that is focused on the needs of American workers and their families,” Jesse said in response.
Read more in the full press release here.