PITTSBURGH -- The United Steelworkers union Thursday endorsed Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president.
'To say that Gov. Clinton's agenda is immeasurably superior to that of President Bush and his administration would be to vastly understate the case,' USW International President Lynn Williams said in announcing the endorsement.
The endorsement was made by the USW's International Executive Board.
'Gov. Clinton has proposed fiscal, trade and economic policies to restore prosperity across the American spectrum,' said Williams. 'He has offered laudable plans to restore quality to American education, to bring health care to all, to help the homeless, to deal with crime, to upgrade the environment and to restore sanity to the political process.'
Williams condemned the Bush and Reagan administation's actions over the last 12 years.
'The Bush-Reagan administrations have amassed a huge national debt, larger than all previous presidents combined,' he said. 'They have presided over the destruction of the American economy. They have pitted class against class, race against race and worker against worker.
'Theirs have been policies of diversion, division and despair. Gov. Clinton offers clarity and unity and hope.'
Williams continued to attack Bush.
'The cold truth is, President Bush has no policy, no ideology, no credibility and no clue about what has been happening to American workers, or what should be done to alleviate their suffering,' Williams said. 'He promotes a thousand points of light, but withholds the batteries. He promises to be the education president, but locks the school door. He calls himself the environmental president, but declares open season on our natural wonders.
'He has credibility in one area, however. He says he will do anything to be re-elected. He doesn't deserve another four years.'
The Pennsylvania primary election is April 28.