Murphy re-election endorsed by key central Florida labor unions
WINTER PARK — In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, Stephanie Murphy released the following statement:
“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is the latest salvo in a decades-long partisan attack on workers’ rights to organize and collectively bargain for better jobs and a better life. Having grown up in a union household, I believe this ruling is a setback for workers and the people they serve. Strong unions have made this country more prosperous by winning basic workplace protections for countless working families and retirees, union and non-union alike.
“This ruling redoubles my commitment to fight for higher wages, stronger benefits, and a better life for working families by ensuring that unions have the strength to advocate on their behalf. That’s why I am proud to have earned endorsements from the hardworking members of the AFL-CIO and the Florida Education Association.
“I’ve lived the union difference. No court case or partisan attack can take away the power of collective bargaining to change lives.”
Stephanie Murphy’s re-election campaign today announced two major endorsements in her race for Congress: the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and its affiliate, the central Florida AFL-CIO, which represents 40,000 hardworking men and women, and the Florida Education Association (FEA), representing over 140,000 Florida teachers.