Local AFL-CIO Sticks With Incumbents
The Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO has announced its endorsement of council members Yvette M. Alexander (D-Ward 7), Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Carol Schwartz (R-At Large) in their respective races in the Sept. 9 primary.
"These leaders, recommended by our COPE Committee, have proven their commitment to worker's issues," said Metro Council President Jos Williams in a press release.
"The Council and our affiliates will work to get the union vote out in the upcoming primaries," Metro Council COPE Coordinator Rick Powell said.
Alya Mbamba, a spokeswoman, said no decision has been made yet in the primary of Council member Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large), who is running unopposed in the primary.
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