Clinton notches union endorsement

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday earned the endorsement of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA), a union representing about 45,000 workers.

OPCMIA President Pat Finley said that the former first lady is the right leader to “turn around the economy” and help the middle class.

“She has a clear record fighting for working families, and is the strongest candidate to go toe-to-toe with John McCain in November,” Finley added.

It is the first endorsement Clinton has received from a national union in more than two months, according to a list of supporters on her campaign website.

“I am honored to have the support of the hard-working men and women of the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association,” Clinton said. “It’s time America’s working families had a partner in the White House.”