The largest union of federal employees in America has decided to support Maggie Hassan in her race for joining the U.S. Senate. It is believed that she is getting the support because she would represent the interest of federal workers if and when he joins the Senate. The top members of the union think that she will help in bringing in some much-needed changes.
The Announcement Made by America’s Largest Federal Employees’ Union
The American Federation of Government Employees is the largest federal employees’ union that represents over 670,000 workers. The Union recently released a press release in which it was announced that they endorse the Gov. of New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan in her race for being a part of the U.S. Senate. Hassan was chosen as the governor in the year 2012. She has also served as a member of the New Hampshire State Senate.
The union believes that she will be an advocate for protecting the interests of not only federal employees but the working people spread across the nation. This statement was issued by J. David Cox Sr. who is serving as the AFGE National President. He also added that she believes in the creation of good paying jobs in the U.S. and she wishes to close all the loopholes that allow the local businesses to outsource the jobs to other nations.
He said that she wants to boost the amount of minimum wage and would be willing to stand against cuts to medicare, social security and many other federal programs and services that are crucial for the employees.
The Vice President of the union for the 2nd District Vincent Castellano also demonstrated support for Hassan by saying that she supports all the public sector workers. She will be able to do various tasks like taking care of U.S. workers at home or in other nations, teaching the children, protecting the environment, building and maintaining the infrastructure, delivering the services expected & deserved by taxpayers and caring for the veterans.
Castellano further stated that Hassan sincerely believes in the fact that all the federal employees deserve a meaningful pay after spending years in dealing with issues like frozen wages and benefit cuts. He added that she will fight all the attempts to cut the benefits related to retirement, health care, etc. further in the future.