FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 21, 2018
NTEU, LARGEST INDEPENDENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES UNION, ENDORSES STEFANIK FOR REELECTION; UNION REPRESENTING BORDER AGENTS, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MAKES FIRST EVER NORTH COUNTRY ENDORSEMENT
– NTEU 138 Chapter President: “As a Local Federal Labor Leader, I Appreciate What She Has Done and Look Forward to Continue Working with Elise to Show Our Support and Respect for Those in Civil Service” –
Glens Falls: The Stefanik campaign today announced the endorsement of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), the nation’s largest independent union of federal employees representing over 150,000 federal workers in 33 government agencies.
In its first ever North Country campaign endorsement, the union representing over eight thousand Border Agents, Federal law enforcement officers and other Federal Government employees across the 21st District said its relationship with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik had a positive legislative effect on the lives of its members.
“It is a pleasure working with Elise,” said NTEU 138 Chapter President Jamey A. Goheens. “Through the relationship we have formed, there have been many legislative issues addressed that truly have had a positive effect on federal employees and their lives. As a local federal labor leader, I appreciate what she has done and look forward to continue working with Elise to show our support and respect for those in civil service!”
“I am honored to receive this crucial endorsement representing the hard working men and women of our nation’s largest independent federal employee union,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I want to thank every Border agent, every Federal law enforcement officer and every Federal Government employee serving across the District and across our nation for their support and I look forward to working with them to strengthen our nation’s borders.
I also look forward to closely working with Chapter President Goheens and with every NTEU member to share our record of bipartisan results for the North Country, to get out the vote and to winning together in November.”
The NTEU, the nation’s largest independent union of federal employees, is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who share in common a commitment to public service. They proudly represent Border Agents, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, Scientists, Attorneys, Cyber-Security Experts, Bank Examiners, and Park Rangers.
Anthony M. Reardon, NTEU National President, announced the NTEU’s formal endorsement in a letter (attached) reading:
Dear Congresswoman Stefanik:
I am pleased to inform you that the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), representing over 150,000 federal workers in 33 government agencies, endorses your campaign for election to the 116th U.S. Congress.
By your actions and statements, you have demonstrated your support for America’s federal employees and retirees, and NTEU is proud to support your election.
We are encouraging our members in your area to vote for you on Election Day by including you in our mailed endorsement literature and website materials, and by sharing information about your campaign as part of our member to member GOTV efforts. Please feel free to list our endorsement on your website, in your press releases, and voter contact materials.
We believe that your victory on November 6th will result in a better understanding of the important contributions federal employees make and services they provide to the American people. I wish you the best of luck in your effort.
Anthony M. Reardon National President
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