Union Denies Involvement in Blagojevich Case

Change to Win, a coalition of seven unions, including the United Food and Commercial Workers, said it did not discuss a possible position at the organization for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was accused this week of seeking to “sell” the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama.

WASHINGTON — Change to Win, a coalition of seven unions, including the United Food and Commercial Workers, said it did not discuss a possible position at the organization for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was accused this week of seeking to “sell” the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama.

"No one connected with Change to Win ever considered, discussed or promised any position at Change to Win to Gov. Blagojevich, his staff or his advisers,” said Greg Denier, a spokesman for Change to Win, in a prepared statement. “In the affidavit released by the United States Attorney, a position at Change to Win is discussed only in conversations between the governor and his advisors."

According to reports, Blagojevich is alleged to have said he could obtain a high-level position at Change to Win in exchange for naming someone favored by Obama to fill Obama’s Senate seat.

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