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IATSE backs Hillary Clinton

Below-the-line workers endorse hopeful

The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

“Hillary Clinton’s ability to create real change for America’s working families is exactly what this country needs,” said IATSE president Thomas C. Short. “She has the strength and experience to provide quality, affordable health care for every American and rebuild our middle class.”

IATSE reps more than 100,000 below-the-line workers in the entertainment industry.

“I am honored to have the support of the hard-working men and women of IATSE,” Clinton said in a statement. “I will continue to stand with them as they fight for fair wages and safe working conditions across our country.”

Clinton’s other endorsements from unions include the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; Intl. Assns. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; Transportation Communications Union; National Assn. of Letter Carriers; Intl. Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers; American Federation of Teachers; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers; Amalgamated Transit Union.

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