REED HIGHLIGHTS WORK ACROSS THE AISLE WITH UNION ENDORSEMENTS
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.
Recognition 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