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Nikki Fried Earns Endorsement From Florida AFL-CIO

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – This morning, candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried, received the endorsement from the Florida AFL-CIO, a statewide labor group representing 500 local labor unions, 10 councils, and over one million union members, retirees, and their families in Florida.

“I’m thankful to have earned the endorsement of the Florida AFL-CIO—as your next Commissioner of Agriculture, we will work together to ensure Florida’s working families have the strongest consumer protections against fraud and abuse. Together, we will build a state where we support our local farmers, where everyone has access to clean water and a fresh and healthy food supply, and we have a thorough and complete concealed weapons permitting process to keep our communities safe,” declared Nikki Fried.

As one of 50 statewide federations of the national AFL-CIO, the Florida AFL-CIO represents construction workers, health care professionals, classroom teachers, agricultural workers, hotel and restaurant employees, transportation workers, firefighters, law enforcement and correctional officers all throughout the state.

“The hardworking men and women represented by Florida’s unions believe Nikki Fried will bring a bold and innovative approach to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that will put the needs and rights of consumers first,” stated Florida AFL-CIO President Mike Williams. “Nikki Fried will be the Commissioner of Agriculture Florida workers deserve and will take on our state’s growing need for access to fresh and healthy foods in our local communities and stronger consumer protections from exploitative business practices.”