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Posted at 9:21 AM ET, 05/18/2010

Vincent Gray gets labor backing

By Washington Post editors

The Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, which boasts 150,000 members in the region, voted Monday night to endorse Vincent C. Gray in the mayor’s race, D.C. Wire reports.

The vote by AFL-CIO leaders and delegates, who represented more than 200 affiliate labor organizations, was unanimous, according to Gray's campaign.

Joslyn N. Williams, president of the Washington Council, said in a statement Tuesday morning that union leaders were proud to back Gray because he has the "broad vision and deep community roots" that "the District needs to come together."

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By Washington Post editors  | May 18, 2010; 9:21 AM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  AFL-CIO, Labor, Trade union, Vincent C. Gray  
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Any info on how many such union members actually live in DC? If memory serves its a rather low number, and for example Jack Evans says 70% of DC government employees (and many union members I'd guess) live outside of DC... Not that endorsement by unions isn't important of course...

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | May 18, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Not exactly sure either, but many federal and private sector unionized employees live and vote in DC.

Posted by: winston61 | May 18, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

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