Staff 9-14, 2016
Wyoming congressional candidate Ryan Greene is proud to announce his endorsement by the Wyoming State AFL-CIO, the state federation of labor representing 55 unions and over 17,000 Wyoming laborers. The endorsement came in the form of a passed resolution at the Wyoming State Federation’s 53rd Constitutional Convention in Cheyenne on September 9.
“Greene is a Wyoming worker, and he supports Wyoming’s workers,” said Kim Floyd, Executive Secretary of the Wyoming State AFL-CIO. “Greene supports our ability to organize, and he wants to keep Wyoming’s public lands in public hands, so workers can keep hunting, camping, fishing, and hiking—without paying for access.”
“If Wyoming workers want to organize, they should have that freedom,” said Greene. “Wyoming’s next congressman should work with the folks that move our coal on the rails, operate the world’s largest trona mine, and keep Wyoming power plants running—and not work against them.”
The AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) is a national trade union center and the largest federation of unions in the United States. AFL-CIO member organizations within Wyoming include the United Steelworkers Union, the SMART Union (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Union), and the BLET (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen).
“As a welder, Greene has worked hand-in-hand with Wyoming’s organized laborers,” added Floyd. “Mrs. Cheney has never worked in Wyoming.”
AFL-CIO organized workforces in Wyoming include Tronox—the world’s largest trona mine, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, and the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant.