Leaders of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have endorsed Democrat Howard Dean for president. The Executive Board voted unanimously on the decision, which was announced last week unofficially.
The 1.5 million member union joins the Service Employees International Union in supporting the former Vermont governor. Union president Gerald McEntee says Dean represents the union’s values. McEntee also says the union is committed to mobilizing “the largest and most aggressive grass-roots campaign this nation has ever seen.”