Corning – Tom Reed’s work across the aisle fighting for jobs has earned him the endorsements of multiple union groups, support from the nation’s leading bipartisan coalition and recognition from the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers in the 23rd Congressional District.

cwa 1111Recognition yes; but endorsement? WRFA radio reports: “Reed has received a letter of recognition from the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (SEIU) for his work with local officials and employees dealing with the closure of ConAgra in Dunkirk.”

With a focus on job creation and protection, Tom Reed’s work across the aisle to support jobs has earned him the endorsements of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) and the Police Conference of New York.

The Police Conference of New York is a fund-raising charity, hardly a union group.

The NO LABELS coalition out of Washington has also recognized Tom Reed’s work across the aisle and recently awarded him the “Problem Solvers Seal of Approval.” The organization pledges to put labels aside and focus on fixing America’s problems while creating jobs.

NO LABELS asks for no pledges, no labels, and no finger-pointing, all of which Tom Reed continues to practice. What he did to deserve a “Seal of Approval” is a mystery.

“Jobs are our biggest priority and when it comes to getting our country back to work, it isn’t a partisan issue,” said Tom Reed. “I’m pleased to receive recognition from unions in our district and I’m happy that we can work together across party lines to continue fighting for jobs – we’ll work with anyone to protect our communities.”

How best to create jobs isn’t a partisan issue? Who knew? And this from one of the most blatantly partisan Representatives in Congress. Republican Reed is unlikely to be seen by many as a champion of worker’s interests. Perhaps he hopes a few will be fooled, but that his core supporters will know he is just kidding.

© William Hungerford – October 2014


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  1. josephurban says:

    I am glad that Mr Reed was recognized by this union. I wonder if they know that while the SEIU strongly supports Obamacare and raising the minimum wage, Mr Reed openly opposes both?


  2. Deb Meeker says:

    It’s very doubtful Tom Reed would have gotten so far, so early in his first term, had he not been a very good little Republican.
    “Five months into his first term, Speaker John Boehner and Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier appointed Reed to the House Committee on Rules……Only two months later Dean Heller was appointed the United States Senate following the resignation of Senator John Ensign leaving an opening on the House Ways and Means Committee.[18] Following the recommendation of Speaker John Boehner and Ways and Means Chairman David Camp the Republican Steering Committee voted to recommend Reed for the vacant position…….
    During his first term in Congress, Reed proposed a resolution that would install a national debt clock on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.”

    Something tells me, Boehner and Camp knew a malleable, yes-man, when they saw one. Not much it seems, has been truly earned by Tom Reed.


  3. solodm says:

    I had forgotten about that piece. How interesting that Reed followed the prescription to a Tee.


  4. BOB McGILL says:

    and of course, ” jmpublius ” is an expert just like you 🙂 I suppose.


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