Today the campaign of Bill Foster for Congress announced the endorsement of State Council 31 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal employees.
"Bill Foster has been a successful scientist and businessman. Now he wants to use his experience to help change Congress and make government more responsive to working families," AFSCME executive director Henry Bayer said. "Bill Foster has what it takes to run a strong campaign and bring a new direction to Washington."
Foster was happy to receive their support.
"I"m proud to have the support of AFSCME members here in the 14th district. Like many of the people I meet, they are hungry for change. Our country is off course, and the Washington politicians seem more interested in squabbling than finding solutions to the issues that hard working AFSCME members care about. I intend to change that," said Foster.
AFSCME State Council 31 represents 95,000 active and retired members in the State of Illinois.