Illinois AFL-CIO Endorses Sean Casten for Re-Election – Suburban Chicagoland

Illinois AFL-CIO Endorses Sean Casten for Re-Election

U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) announced Monday August 15, 2022 that he has received the endorsement of the Illinois AFL-CIO, representing 1,500 local unions and nearly 900,000 workers across Illinois.

“Since I ran for Congress in 2018, I have always stood with working families & organized labor. I’m honored to have the support of the Illinois AFL-CIO,” said Rep. Sean Casten.

“I proudly supported the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act which will bring more good-paying, union jobs to Illinois.”

Casten has earned a 100% labor voting record each term since being elected in 2018. He has previously been endorsed by the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, IBEW International & Illinois State Conference, the International Association of Fire Fighters, as well as more than a dozen other local unions.

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Congressman Sean Casten

Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist, author & former Chicago City Hall reporter (1977-1992). A veteran who served during the Vietnam War and the recipient of four SPJ Peter Lisagor Awards for column writing, Hanania writes weekly opinion columns on mainstream American & Chicagoland topics for the Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, and Suburban Chicagoland.  

Hanania also writes about Middle East issues for the Arab News, and The Arab Daily News criticizing government policies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New America Media in November 2007, and is the 2009 recipient of the SPJ National Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing.

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