News release from the Finch campaign:
Today, the Fairfield County Labor Council (FCLC) announced that they are supporting Mayor Bill Finch’s re-election bid.
“Mayor Bill Finch received our unanimous endorsement because he fights for working families every day as the Mayor of Connecticut’s largest city,” said Tom Wilkinson, President of the FCLC. “He’s led the state in implementing an increase in the minimum wage, he’s always bargained in good faith with his employees, and he’s grown Bridgeport’s economy every year. He’s never ran away from being an ardent supporter of union jobs. We are always going to be grateful to mayor Finch for doing that. He deserves our gratitude and we’re happy to give it to him. I don’t remember any mayor in history who doesn’t wait for the labor unions to call, instead Mayor Finch calls us.”
The FCLC represents more than 12,000 total members in Bridgeport and across Fairfield County.
“Bridgeport is moving forward and the FCLC has been a big part of the progress that we have made,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “Together, we have been able to provide the city with the quality workmanship that it deserves. I want to thank all of my friends at the FCLC for their support and, more importantly, the good work they have done for the city of Bridgeport.”
The FCLC is an affiliate of the national AFL-CIO, which is the largest federation of unions in the nation representing more the 12.5 million workers nationwide.