Amassing more crucial support from working families, today California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman picked up the support of UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO and its affiliated Locals, including 49, 2850, 2, 19, 483, 11 and 30 as he campaigns for Chair of the California Democratic Party. Bauman previously was endorsed by Maria Elena Durazo UNITE HERE General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity, who also serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

In announcing their endorsement, Jack Gribbon, California Political Director for UNITE HERE!, AFL-CIO released the following statement:

“UNITE HERE is endorsing Eric Bauman for Chair of the California Democratic Party because he is the only candidate with a proven track record of championing the causes of the labor movement. From pursuing an agenda of social and economic justice to pushing for a statewide minimum wage increase, protections for workers, single-payer healthcare for all, immigrant rights laws to myriad other issues, Eric’s dynamic leadership has helped shepherd in scores of progressive policy victories in the state and at the ballot box. We need his decisive leadership and steadfastness at the helm of California’s Democratic Party, both working to combat Donald Trump and Washington, while also leading the charge here in California to advance forward-thinking and compassionate policy that benefits the working families of our state.”

In his role as Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, Bauman has ensured that Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) holds every major event at union hotels and facilities. Bauman and LACDP strongly support the UNITE-HERE Fair Hotel Program and have aggressively promoted it among Democratic groups and activists.

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