Saturday, March 5, 2011

Allegheny County Labor Council endorses Harris, Prater-Holliday and Wagner

Friday afternoon the Allegheny County Labor Council which represents 175 different labor organizations in Allegheny County endorsed three local women running for office.

State Representative Chelsa Wagner who is seeking to be the next Allegheny County Controller

City Council President Darlene Harris who is seeking another term on City Coucil

Lucille Prater-Holliday a community activist challenging current Councilman Ricky Burgess in the 9th council district.

"I'm honored to have the full support of the Allegheny County Labor Council," said Representative Wagner, "With the attacks on workers in Wisconsin and Ohio, I'm ready and willing to fight for the working families of Allegheny County and I will stand up for them everyday as Allegheny County Controller."

“I know firsthand how being a part of a union household can help working families make a living and access critical benefits such as health insurance,” said Prater-Holliday. “It is a privilege to have the backing of the Allegheny County Labor Council. As a member of City Council, I will work tirelessly to support working families in our neighborhoods.”

The Allegheny County Labor Council's endorsement is considered a heavy stamp of approval in a Democratic primary, and provides significant organizational and monetary support to endorsed candidates.

The Council also endorsed City Councilmen Bruce Kraus and Patrick Dowd in their reelection bids, along with Corey O'Connor.

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