AFSCME California Endorses Laura Friedman for AD43!

Contact: Parke Skelton (626) 535-9616

One of California’s largest and most influential unions has endorsed Laura Friedman for State Assembly in AD43. The American Federation of State County and Municipal Workers (AFSCME) joins a substantial list of labor unions backing Democrat Laura Friedman.

Brian A. Allison, Political and Legislative Director, AFSCME California PEOPLE, stated:

“Laura Friedman is a fighter for working families. She has demonstrated a commitment to protecting the retirement security of public service workers, is leading the Fight for 15 in Glendale to ensure that no one who works full-time should live below the poverty line, and will continue to ensure that public service workers have the tools they need to ensure that they can provide the highest quality service at the lowest cost to California’s taxpayers. AFSCME is proud to endorse Laura Friedman for Assembly.”

AFSCME is a California powerhouse representing over 179,000 public employees in 76 locals across the state.

Laura Friedman responded to the endorsement saying, “We are thrilled to have AFSCME on board. I come from a union family and am proud to stand side-by-side with the labor movement in the fight for economic and social justice.”

Other labor unions endorsing Laura include:

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277

California Nurses Association

Communication Workers of America, Southern California Council

Glendale City Employees’ Association

Glendale Management Association

International Longshore & Warehouse Union Southern California District Council

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 36

Plumbers Local 761

Roofers Union Local 36

Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 709

United Association Local Union 250

For a complete list of endorsements, and to learn more about Laura, please visit

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