Athens, AL (WSFA) – On behalf of the 12,000 members and families of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) who reside in the state of Alabama, the Alabama UAW CAP Council is proud to announce its endorsement of Ron Sparks for governor in the upcoming 2010 Democratic Primary.
The UAW CAP Statewide Screening Committee, which consists of delegates from all UAW local unions in the state of Alabama, met on Thursday, April 22, 2010 and voted to support the candidacy of Ron Sparks.
The Chairperson of the Alabama UAW CAP Council, Ted Letson, said, "We believe that Ron Sparks is the candidate of the working men and women of Alabama. He has stood side by side with us in the fight to keep good paying jobs right here at home."
Treasurer R.B. Martin further reaffirmed Chairman Letson's remarks. "We want a governor who isn't afraid to take a stand. We believe in Ron Sparks because he has been consistent in his support of labor issues."
"I'm thrilled to have the endorsement of the UAW. This endorsement gives us the momentum to lead us to victory on June 1. I've pledged to look after the interests of the working people of Alabama and not the special interests. I will never turn my back on them."