TALLAHASSEE, FL – On Friday morning, the Florida AFL-CIO announced its endorsement for former Florida State Senator Al Lawson in the Congressional District 5 race.

“It’s wonderful to have the endorsement from the Florida AFL-CIO. During my time in the Florida legislature, I worked hard to protect the rights of union workers and I’ll continue to do so in Congress,” said Lawson. “I’m grateful to be able to visit with folks from all over North Florida to hear their ideas and concerns and continue growing our ranks of support with endorsements like this one today.”

The Florida AFL-CIO was formed in 1958 with the merger of the Florida American Federation of Labor and the Florida Congress of Industrial Organizations. The Florida AFL-CIO represents more than 400 local labor unions and labor councils. They represent over a million workers and their families.