Sheet Metal Workers Endorse Schwartz

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Rep. Allyson Schwartz

Allyson Schwartz’s gubernatorial campaign won another endorsement today as the Pennsylvania State Council of Sheet Metal Workers formally announced they are backing her candidacy.

The Sheet Metal Workers have four local unions throughout the state and employ about 6,200 people statewide.

“We have known and worked with Allyson for years. There has been no better advocate for sheet metal workers and working men and women than Allyson Schwartz. So I know that as Governor, she will always protect the rights of workers to organize and fight for a fair livable wage and good benefits,” said Gary Masino, President and Business Manager of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 and President of the Pennsylvania State Council of Sheet Metal Workers.

The southeastern Pa. Congresswoman also made sure to note this endorsement is an example of her support in western PA by including the testimony of David Bernett, Business Manager of Sheet Metal Workers Local 12, the Pittsburgh branch.

“Allyson will be a great advocate for western Pennsylvania working families,” Bernett said. She’ll be our kind of candidate and will make sure working men and women have access to quality jobs, health and disability benefits and a sound retirement options.”

“I have been proud to stand with the Sheet Metal Workers for years as they have worked to preserve the right for workers to organize, provide for a fair, livable wage, and secure retirement options,” Allyson Schwartz stated in response. “I am honored they will be standing with me as we work to change Harrisburg.”

Last week Schwartz received the backing of the United Mine Workers, another statewide union with a strong presence in western PA.

Other Democratic candidates for Governor include former DEP Secretaries John Hanger and Katie McGinty, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, and former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf. State Treasurer Rob McCord is also widely expected to run.

September 17th, 2013 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Governor, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “Sheet Metal Workers Endorse Schwartz”

  1. Arlen says:

    Explain to me again, just who is it that is coming for our guns? The annoying thing about some union members is that they will vote for the same people to protect their gun ownership rights who will try to bust their union or make it easy for their jobs to be sent abroad. Time to vote for individuals who protect worker’s rights and theri gun ownership rights.

  2. bobguzzardi says:

    Allyson Schwartz gets union and Tom Corbett gets Rick Santorum.

    Tom Corbett now has John Brabender, Rick Santorum and Charlie Gerow. Loser Loser Loser so do you think Tom Corbett can win?
    http://therun2016.com/santorum-plans-to-stump-for-corbett/

  3. Joseph says:

    All those union members who are gun owners are in for a rude awakening when she sends the cops to kick down your door and seize your “assault weapons”. Then everything else. Metal workers should know that you also can’t power an electric-arc furnace on wind or solar power, and the alloys needed to build the wind turbines are expensive to produce. Collectivism and Statism on steroids never seemed so sweet, but then again, PA is infected with NY, NJ, MA, and CT liberals bringing their voting habits like locusts.

  4. Radio GaGa says:

    Good job Allyson!

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