Big announcement from the Signer Campaign this evening…
MIKE SIGNER CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES 26 UNION ENDORSEMENTS
ARLINGTON, VA – The Mike Signer campaign is pleased to announce the endorsements of the Fairfax Deputy Sheriffs Coalition I.U.P.A. Local 5016, the DC Building Trades Council and all ten locals of the United Transportation Union of Virginia.
“The Fairfax Deputy Sheriffs Coalition I.U.P.A. Local 5016 is proud to endorse Mike Signer for Lt. Governor in the Democratic Primary on June 9,” said Kevin Pittman, president of the Fairfax Deputy Sheriffs Coalition I.U.P.A. Local 5016. “Mike’s vision of turning the office of Lt. Governor into a public advocate rather than a place holder and his introduction of bold initiatives into this race has made him the best candidate to support. In addition to his vocal support of the Employee Free Choice Act, Mike introduced a jobs plan that will strengthen our economy and help keep police and deputy sheriffs on our streets ensuring Virginia citizens remain safe everyday. As Lt. Governor, Mike will stand with the men and women in uniform who protect the citizens of Fairfax and our Commonwealth everyday he is in office.’
“Mike has shown an enthusiasm for protecting workers’ rights,” said Walter Yeatts, legislative director of the United Transportation Union of Virginia. “He has surrounded himself with people who have fought hard for Virginia’s workers. Mike has bravely and publicly taken positions that have given us confidence that he too will fight for working Virginians.”
A full list of endorsing unions follows below.
“Mike Signer will be a public advocate for working Virginians and this string of endorsements demonstrates that,” said Christian Rickers, campaign spokesperson. “Mike’s strong support from organized labor is one more reason why he is the strongest candidate and best equipped to defeat Bill Bolling in November. Democrats need to elect a true progressive who who will fight for their values to take on Bill Bolling. Now that this is a two person race, voters have a clear choice between someone who will stand up and fight for their issues and an alternative.”
Fairfax Deputy Sheriffs Coalition I.U.P.A. Local 5016
DC Building Trades Council
Asbestos Workers Local #24
Boilermakers Local #193
Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local # 1
Electrical Workers Local #26
Elevator Constructors Local #10
Iron Workers Local #5
Operating Engineers Local #77
Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons #891
Painters District Council #51
Plumbers Local #5
Reinforced Rodmen Local #201
Roofers & Waterproofers Local #30
Sheet Metal Workers Local #100
Sprinkler Fitters Local #669
Steamfitters Local #602
10 Locals of the United Transportation Union of Virginia
Mike Signer, candidate for Lt. Governor
Mike Signer has taken a bold stance on the rights of workers to organize and to make a better life for themselves. This is only one of his bold ideas for our Commonwealth.
He deserves credit for being out front on several important issues before the Commonwealth and its leaders.
I consider Mike to be the kind of leader that will transform the Office of Lieutenant Governor to one of advocacy for the citizens of this Commonwealth. He is a problem-solver, and knows how to negotiate.
He’s experienced, youthful, and ready to go to work for us right away next January.
Mike Signer for Lieutenant Governor.