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Perriello Aims to Rebuild Environmental-Labor Coalition in Southwest Virginia

Payday Senior Labor Reporter Mike Elk had a profile of Tom Perriello’s effort to rebuild an environmental-labor coalition in Southwest Virginia.

The piece examines how Perriello’s campaign against the pipeline and fossil fuels has lead him to leading there by a nearly 3 to 1.

“We have supported the pipeline from the beginning and that hasn’t changed,” says Jeff Rowe, president of the 10,000 member-strong Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. “That being said, this election is about a lot more than pipeline.”

The IBEW said that they decided to endorse Perriello after he became the only candidate in the race to call for free two-year community college and repealing the state’s “right-to-work” law.”

Go to The Guardian and check out the whole piece: