August 15, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IN SURPRISE MOVE,
Incumbent's poor labor record costs him endorsement for the first time ever
"I am very grateful to receive the support of the AFL-CIO," said Mejias. "This important endorsement is a testament to my strong support of working men and women, and a stinging repudiation of Peter King's anti-labor voting record. King has shown time and again that he is out of touch with the people of the
Peter King's lifetime rating from the AFL-CIO stand at 35% - meaning that he votes against working families 65% of the time. In 2005, his rating plunged to a mere 20%, voting against the interests of working people 80% of the time. King's anti-labor stances include voting repeatedly against raising the minimum wage and supporting the Bush plan to privatize Social Security. He even supported the Labor Department giving a sweetheart deal to Wal-Mart, where Wal-Mart would receive an unprecedented 15 days notice before the Department would conduct any on-site investigations.