The AFL-CIO Western North Carolina Central Labor Council has endorsed Moe Davis for Congress in the 11th District.
“We admire your commitment and dedication and look forward to having you serve as our U.S. Congressman, 11th District, continuing your fight for the working men and women of Western North Carolina,” wrote Ron Ingerick, Jr., the North Carolina State AFL-CIO Vice President and Western North Carolina Central Labor Council President.
Davis is familiar with issues involving labor, having served as a judge for the U.S. Department of Labor from 2014 to 2019. He has ruled on everything from child labor law to black lung disease claims. Davis authored the largest racial discrimination award in the department’s history last year.
“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the AFL-CIO WNC Central Labor Council in my bid to become the Democratic nominee for the 11th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Mark Meadows,’’ Davis said. “During my tenure as a judge at the U.S. Department of Labor, my record shows that I ensured workers’ rights were protected when employers failed to abide by the law and that workers received the benefits to which they were entitled when the evidence showed they were eligible. Labor is the backbone of the American economy and I am pleased to have labor in my corner in this race.”
It is his second major endorsement in the last week; the Sierra Club earlier announced it was endorsing Davis as well.