Hillary Clinton Gets IATSE Endorsement

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The union says she was the only candidate who reached out to it.

Wading into an arena that other entertainment unions have passed by, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees announced Wednesday that it has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

Citing her “long record of fighting for workers’ rights and working families,” the IATSE general executive board voted unanimously to endorse Clinton on Monday.

“Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that reached out to discuss issues affecting members of the IATSE,” said IATSE international president Matthew Loeb. “She spent her valuable time discussing our unique issues and challenges with me, demonstrating not just her support of workers in general, but also that she is concerned with the well-being of members of the IATSE.”

IATSE said it looks forward to working with Clinton on digital piracy, workers’ rights, misclassification of workers and other issues affecting behind-the-scenes entertainment workers. The union represents more than 125,000 workers in entertainment throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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