BALTIMORE - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown picked up the endorsement of one of the state’s largest unions in his bid to become Maryland’s next governor.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Maryland-DC State Council endorsed Brown, along with his running mate Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, at an announcement in the Baltimore Urban League.
In their endorsement, SEIU highlighted Anthony Brown’s long record of results on behalf of working families, including his leadership in implementing health care reform, his initiatives to expand worker training and his effort to increase the minimum wage in Maryland over the last nine years. The SEIU Maryland-DC State Council represents more than 45,000 workers in the fields of health care, property services and government.
"Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown has been a long-time champion for increasing the minimum wage," said Jaime Contreras, SEIU Maryland/DC State Council President and 32BJ SEIU Vice President in a statement. "Brown stands with security officers and hospital workers here in Baltimore who are also fighting for livable wages."
According to a news release from the Brown campaign, the endorsement ensures the Brown-Ulman campaign will “receive significant union support, including hundreds of SEIU member-volunteers who will knock on thousands of doors, make thousands of phone calls, and speak out within their communities.”
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