Chris Bubser Wins Endorsement from Labor
Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO backs Bubser’s bid for Congress
For Immediate Release
October 21, Victorville, CA - - Today the Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO joined the rapidly expanding group of leaders and organizations who have endorsed Chris Bubser for Congress. The IELC represents 289,000 members and is the largest Labor Council geographically with 27,269 square miles with 133 cities, several unincorporated communities, including School Boards and multiple Water Boards.
“I am so proud to receive the endorsement from the Inland Empire Labor Council,” said Bubser. “"Our entire community is stronger when hard-working Californians are paid quality wages that allow them to support their families and retire with dignity. I look forward to partnering with people and unions across our district, including the IELC, to once again prioritize the workers who form the backbone of the American middle class.
"The Committee on Political Education and I are thrilled that a true champion of working people and labor unions is running in California's 8th congressional district," said Ricardo Cisneros, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO. "Through her participation in our multi-phase candidate education and vetting process, Chris showed the Committee that she is committed to fighting for the rights to unionize and bargain collectively, and to demanding that all workers--be they in a union or not--be treated with respect and dignity. I'm sure Chris Bubser will be a friend to labor and to all workers when she gets to Congress. The Inland Empire Labor Council looks forward to supporting her campaign.”
“When I represent this district, I will fight to repeal unjust tax policies and poorly designed trade rules so we can create new, well-paying jobs for workers and pay for infrastructure improvements in California. We cannot continue to give handouts to irresponsible corporations and the very wealthiest Americans. This isn’t just important for the working families in our district, but for working families everywhere,” said Bubser.
Central to the Bubser platform are key issues that impact all working families. In a healthcare town hall held by the campaign last month, she reiterated her pledge to restore the integrity of the Affordable Care Act and to expand its benefits to put us on a path to universal health coverage. She also fully supports humane policies that provide for paid family and medical leave.
The 8th District stretches along much of California’s eastern border, and includes parts of San Bernardino County, and all of Inyo and Mono counties. The district includes, among others, the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Bishop, Calimesa, Hesperia, Highland, Lone Pine, Mammoth Lakes, Needles, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, Yucaipa and Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks.