On Workers’ Memorial Day, Jonathan Jackson, Candidate for Congress, 1st Congressional District, Gets Solid Endorsement of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International
(Springfield, IL) Today, as the labor movement and the world observe Workers Memorial Day, Jonathan Jackson, candidate for Congress, 1st Congressional District, received the endorsement of Amalgamated Transit Union International (ATU) during the Illinois Joint Conference in Springfield. ATU International President John Costa, the union’s Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth Kirk, and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder were all present for the endorsement session.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Amalgamated Transit Union International,” Jackson said. “As we commemorate international Workers’ Memorial Day, we recognize all the workers who have been injured or lost their lives while working diligently to keep America moving. We thank you for your sacrifice and we will continue to fight to make workplace safety a priority.
“Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King fought for workers’ rights. My father, Rev. Jesse Jackson, has championed the cause of workers,” Jackson added. “I am grateful to ATU International for endorsing me, knowing that I will continue to be their advocate, their ally, and their working partner for justice.”
ATU International has over 200,000 members throughout the United States and Canada.
In 1989, the AFL-CIO declared April 28 “Workers’ Memorial Day” to honor the hundreds of thousands of working people killed and injured on
the job every year, and to renew the fight for strong safety and health protections.