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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Organized labor in RI oppose Fung

Why Allan Fung must not be sent to Congress

Statement from RI AFL-CIO President George Nee on Allan Fung’s entrance into the Congressional District 2 race  

Rhode Island AFL-CIO President George Nee issued the following statement on Allan Fung's entrance into the Congressional District 2 race. 

“As an organization representing more than 80,000 working people across the State of Rhode Island, the RI AFL-CIO vehemently opposes Allan Fung’s candidacy for Congress and the agenda of the national Republican Party.

As a mayor and candidate for Governor, Allan Fung was consistently against minimum wage increases; he opposed continuing contract legislation, which levels the playing field for workers against management; he was against the Affordable Care Act, which provided health insurance to tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders; and he supported Right To Work laws, which serve to destroy the unions that give a voice to working people. 

Allan Fung has a long history of opposing policies that help workers in Rhode Island, and he will support a right-wing, anti-worker agenda on the federal level as well.

We need a representative in Congress who will stand up for working people – not tear them down – and that’s why we have put our full support behind Seth Magaziner, who has consistently proven himself to be a champion for Rhode Island’s working families.”