WASHINGTON — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union here said Thursday it is endorsing President Obama for re-election in 2012.
"The 1.3 million members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union are ready to fight for the future of our country and to stand with leaders who will stand up for working families. President Barack Obama is that leader," said UFCW President Joseph T. Hansen, in a prepared statement.
"President Obama has stood up for the jobless, the uninsured, the middle class taxpayer, Medicare recipients, working women, and accountability from Wall Street."
He said UFCW members are "ready to mobilize" in support of Obama's re-election and "to elect more leaders who will stand with him in Congress and statehouses across the country."