Mayor Kenney Endorsed by the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

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MAYOR KENNEY ENDORSED BY THE PHILADELPHIA COUNCIL AFL-CIO

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AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding had this to say “Four years ago our labor movement had a big decision to make. Our unions needed more cooperation, transparency and leadership from the next mayor. We met together, deliberated and ultimately held a vote to endorse Jim Kenney. Since that endorsement, Mayor Jim Kenney has been proud to wave our union banner and serves our city as an uncompromising champion for working people.”

Eiding continued, “From a $15.00 minimum wage for city employees and contractors to over 150 signed project labor agreements to taking local control of our public schools, the agenda of the labor movement has been the agenda of Mayor Jim Kenney.”

Mayor Jim Kenney on accepting the endorsement: “This is probably one of the most important endorsements I will get because it represents where I came from: my father was a Philadelphia firefighter my mom worked for the Inquirer and was a member of the News Guild. The people standing in this room are the ones I’m most proud of. I want to thank the members of AFL-CIO for what you do every day, the work you put in for our city, for how you contribute to your communities. I am so proud to be mayor of a city that’s a union town.”

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO is a federation of over 100 unions representing 150,000 working people in Philadelphia. www.philaflcio.org

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