Ironworkers union endorses Clinton
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE won the endorsement of a major infrastructure union Monday as her campaign continues to consolidate labor support.  

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers union, which touts almost 11 million members in 14 smaller union groups, backed her with a unanimous vote. A release from the organization praised her "unmatched experience in government [that] will enable her to deliver on her promises in ways the other candidates cannot."
 
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Clinton responded to the endorsement with a statement of her own that noted that "The Ironworkers have helped build the mighty American middle class for decades — oftentimes literally, creating good-paying jobs and careers with every bridge and building they work on."
 
"I have always stood with organized labor, and I will be proud to stand with the Ironworkers as President," she added in a statement. 
 
It's the second major labor union to endorse her in one week — the Service Employees International Union backed her last Tuesday — and 14th in total.
 
The Democratic front-runner's union endorsements come despite the efforts of her main rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE (I-Vt.), to frame himself as a champion of labor as the populist alternative to Clinton. He has been backed by the American Postal Workers union, as well as local branches of SEIU that broke with the national endorsement last week. Sanders has also been endorsed by the 190,000-member National Nurses United.