06/04/2008 - APWU officers and staff paused briefly Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Barack Obama’s apparent nomination as the Democratic Party candidate for president. “We want to acknowledge the historic nature of June 3, 2008,” said union President William Burrus. “We endorsed Sen. Obama,” he noted, “and it looks like we made the right call.”
“But this day is much bigger than us. … This day shows how far we, as a nation, have come.