Biden-Harris Election Win a Victory for Our Nation and Working-class Americans
Washington, D.C. (November 7, 2020) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:
President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris have our congratulations on their historic win. LIUNA members were proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Joe – advocating for, voting, and turning out friends and family like never before for a team that is committed to the trade union movement and protecting our livelihoods.
The American people have spoken, and it is now time for winners and losers alike to respect and honor their will. Baseless, frivolous, and unfounded attempts to throw out or stop counting votes are an affront to law and order, and a direct assault on the very foundations of our great republic. Regardless of whether the losers of this election follow tradition and concede gracefully, we demand that they engage in a good-faith transition, and that they step aside when the time comes. Through war and peace, boom and bust, good times and bad, our orderly transfer of power has been, and must remain, a shining example of the rule of law.
When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take office next January, we will have two of our own in the highest offices in the land. Joe and Kamala truly understand the trials and tribulations of working men and women; they never forget where they came from; and they value hard work and the people who do it. I am confident that over the next four years, they will build back better, restore our standing in the world, and help all Americans prosper and succeed.
In the coming months, LIUNA will be honored to work with the Biden Administration and pro-worker candidates at every level of government to help move our nation forward, build our infrastructure, and restore our economy.