Largest Private Sector Union Commends Pro-Jobs Democrat's Commitment to Livable Wages and Benefits for Workers
SAN DIEGO – (Friday, January 18, 2013) – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council has endorsed Lorena Gonzalez for the 80th Assembly District, her campaign announced today.
The UFCW Western States Council is the regional governing body of 11 UFCW local unions representing over 200,000 workers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The Council is a part of the 1.2 million-member-strong UFCW International Union, which represents the most private sector employees of any union in the United States.
“Lorena Gonzalez has put her heart and soul into making the San Diego region a better place for working families," said Mickey Kasparian, President of UFCW Local 135 in San Diego County. "When it comes to protecting the middle class and working people, there is no one who is willing to stand up for what's right like Lorena. Just as she she has put everything into supporting affordable health care, livable wages and businesses that help whole communities thrive, we will stand beside her because Lorena is a leader that will make California proud."
Lorena is a candidate to replace Assemblyman Ben Hueso. The 80th Assembly District includes the Chula Vista, National City and the City of San Diego neighborhoods of San Ysidro, City Heights, Barrio Logan, Sherman Heights, Otay Mesa, Paradise Hills and Golden Hill.
Learn more about Lorena’s campaign at www.VoteLorena.com or by e-mail VoteLorena@gmail.com.