Cementing her status as the clear choice for the working people of Long Beach, today, long-time community leader and District 2 City Council candidate Cindy Allen earned the critical endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Dating back to 1885, the LA Fed has consistently been one of the strongest and most influential labor organizations in the Los Angeles area. The LA Fed represents over 800,000 members and played a pivotal role in the fight to raise minimum wage in Los Angeles and the state.
LA Fed President Ron Herrera made the following statement when announcing the endorsement:
“Cindy is an experienced leader and a true ally. She understands the importance of investing in people and is committed to making sure the hardworking families of Long Beach earn livable wages and are treated fairly by their employers. Cindy will bring our fight to Long Beach City Hall and will aggressively pursue policies that promote more higher wages, better healthcare, more affordable housing, and more equitable immigration positions. Cindy is the only candidate who will make Long Beach a better place to live for working people, and we look forward to supporting her throughout the campaign.”
Allen also commented on the endorsement:
“I am grateful to receive support from such an historic and important organization as the LA Fed. This is truly an honor, but I know there is a lot of work to be done. Our workers deserve higher wages, better healthcare, and better benefits. They deserve the right to bargain collectively, hold management accountable, and protect their livelihoods and families. Bottom line, they deserve their fair share. If I am elected to the City Council, I will always support the hardworking men and women of Long Beach.”
The LA Fed joins a number of prominent labor unions, including the Teamsters, the Service Employees International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, in supporting Cindy Allen for City Council.