McCall, Rogers earn endorsements from labor council

McCall, Rogers earn endorsements from labor council


As of this week, both Democrats running for the state house earned a nod from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

District 63 challenger Courtenay Rogers and District 65 challenger Holly McCall picked up the endorsement. The group AFL-CIO represents the local United Auto Workers chapter 1853 at the GM manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, which sits in McCall’s district.

“For 30 years, the General Motors plant in Spring Hill has been important to the economic success of Spring Hill and Williamson County,” McCall said. “I’m proud the AFL-CIO recognizes I’ll fight for the best interests of their UAW members – hard working men and women – in District 65.”
The group endorsed candidates all over the state and for U.S. Congress, both Republican and Democrat. It also gave praise to two state senate candidates. AFL-CIO represents more than 16,000 families in the Middle Tennessee area with 40 local unions and other organizations in the group.
While only a small piece of Spring Hill is in District 63, Rogers said she’s glad to have the AFL-CIO’s support.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the AFL-CIO and will fight for hard working citizens to earn a fair living wage in this state,” Rogers said. “It’s time we have elected officials who understand the challenges that these folks face every day.”

Emily West covers the City of Franklin, education and high school football for the Franklin Home Page. Contact her at Follow her on Twitter via @emwest22.

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