Richard Conlin Announces Strong Labor Backing

October 17, 2013


Richard Conlin Announces Strong Labor Backing

Health care, hotel and restaurant workers, machinists, teamsters, construction trades,

all say: Re-elect Richard Conlin!

Richard Conlin announced that he has been endorsed by 19 of the state’s labor unions and union councils. Recent endorsements include leading progressive unions SEIU 775NW (home health care workers) SEIU 925 (health care and public employees) and UNITE HERE Local 8 (hotel, food production, restaurant and bar workers). Conlin also has the endorsement of the King County Labor Council and the Seattle Building Trades and many of their affiliates. All told, the endorsers represent tens of thousands of members and their families.
"Richard Conlin has always been a consistent progressive voice for SEIU 775 members and their families. Whether it be for improved care for people with disabilities or raising the minimum wage, he has supported working people's access to better health care and education. We proudly endorse him for his re-election to Seattle City Council,” said Adam Glickman-Flora, Vice-President of SEIU 775.
“Council member Conlin has stood up for Hyatt workers organizing for a better future,"  said Erik Van Rossum, President of UNITE HERE Local 8. "He has repeatedly been there with hospitality workers in Seattle when they needed support standing strong in the face of employer intimidation. We proudly endorse Richard Conlin for re-election."
“I am honored to get the endorsement of some of the hardest working people in the city,” said Conlin. “I stand with them in their commitment to good jobs for all of our workers.”
Union endorsing Conlin, include: SEIU Local 775, Machinists 751, Teamsters Joint Council 28, King County Labor Council, UNITE HERE 8, ILWU Locals 19 and 52, Iron Workers 86, County and City Employees, Council 2, ATU Local 587, Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council, Laborers Local 1239, Northwest Carpenters, Operating Engineers Local 609, Painters and Allied Trades District 5, Plumbers Local 32, PTE Local 17, SEIU Local 925, Seattle Firefighters Local 27

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