Local UAW Endorses Greg Fischer

United Auto Workers Local 862 just announced the endorsement of Greg Fischer in the Louisville mayoral race.

Mark Dowell, chair of UAW’s Community Action Program, said, “Greg Fischer’s record of job creation and innovation is unrivaled by any of the other candidates. In these hard economic times he has the kind of integrity, experience and leadership that working families can depend on.”

From the press release:

Fischer, found of global manufacturing company SerVend International, said, “I want to thank Mark, the leadership at UAW and all of the union members for their important endorsement. The hardworking men and women of the UAW know firsthand how tough the economy has been on workers, their families and the entire community. Good jobs are so important to Louisville’s economy. We are going to compete to win new investment in the auto industry and create more work opportunities from day one.”

The UAW is expected to have a significant presence at Fischer for Mayor’s public kick-off event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campaign headquarters at 300 Distillery Commons on Lexington Road, between Payne Street and Headliners Music Hall. The event will take place rain or shine.

I’ll just bite my tongue about Fischer moving all those jobs he created to Indiana. Because I guess that’s technically the metro area.