As early voting has gotten underway in Western North Carolina, Democratic candidate Hayden Rogers has received the endorsement of American Postal Workers Union (APWU), Local 277. Rogers has worked tirelessly on behalf of Postal Service employees and to keep rural Post Offices open during his time as chief of staff to Congressman Heath Shuler.
“I am honored to have the hardworking men and women of APWU Local supporting our campaign,” Rogers said. “I have and will always fight on behalf of the Postal Service, its employees, and all working families in Western North Carolina. Our Post Offices are vital centers for our communities, and I am committed to protecting those branches and the communities they serve.”
The endorsement of Rogers by Local 277 was unanimous.
Larry Sorrells, who has been a member of APWU for over for over 38 years, made the motion for the endorsement.
“Hayden has always been a strong ally of the United States Postal Service and it employees,” Sorrels said. “In Hayden we have a leader who will always fight to protect jobs, our Post Offices, and our communities across Western North Carolina. We are proud to support him and look forward to working with him as our Congressman in the years ahead.”
The APWU is the world’s largest postal union and represents more than 220,000 USPS employees and retirees across the country. Local 277 has approximately 250 members across Western North Carolina.
APWU members belong to USPS Clerk, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle, and Support Service divisions.