Hillary Clinton Wins AFSCME Endorsement is what all the headlines read. But did she really win anything? Sure the leaders of AFSCME have announced they’ll be endorsing Clinton but will that help Hillary in the long run?
AFSCME President Lee Saunders said the union went through a six-month process to determine which candidate its members wanted to support, and ultimately found that nearly two-thirds of them planned to back Clinton in the primary.
A quick trip to the AFSCME Facebook page paints a different picture though. Reading most of the comments there will give you an idea of who the vast majority of the members wanted the leaders to endorse. Many claim they weren’t give the opportunity to vote and to voice their opinion.
What this does is it lights a fire under the seats of the members who once again feel let down by leadership. AFSCME now joins the ranks of AFT and the NEA that appeared to break rank with the members and supported Hillary, even when the members wanted Bernie Sanders instead.
The largest public trade union in the United States is backing Hillary Clinton for president, according to a statement released by the group Friday.