Critz Locks Down Home Town Labor Support

Rep. Mark Critz has earned the bulk of labor support in his primary versus Jason Altmire, and this week he scored two home town wins.  The Johnstown-Somerset and Westmoreland County Labor Councils – both representing parts of his current district – endorsed his candidacy.

“The Greater Westmoreland County Labor Council voted overwhelmingly to recommend the endorsement of Mark Critz because we know that he wakes up every day focusing on creating jobs and standing up for working men and women throughout western Pennsylvania,” Westmoreland Labor Council President Robert Lavely said in a statement Tuesday.

“It is humbling to receive the unanimous support of the Johnstown-Somerset Regional Labor Council,” Critz said Monday in a statement about the Johnstown-Somerset endorsement. He also took a swing at Altmire.

“I’ve been fighting every day in Congress to bring jobs back to western Pennsylvania and to protect Social Security and Medicare from schemes like the Republican Balanced Budget Amendment that will lead to massive cuts to benefits for our seniors.”

Altmire voted for the BBA.

On top of the Westmoreland Council, these are Critz’s labor endorsements so far:

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1279
International Association of Fire Fighters
Johnstown-Somerset Regional Labor Council
Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania
Service Employees International Union
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23
United Mine Workers of America
United Steelworkers
United Transportation Union
Utility Workers Union of America

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “Critz Locks Down Home Town Labor Support”

  1. rdog says:

    Yes, the PAGOP did endorse Altmire!! It’s official!!

  2. rdog says:

    Tomorrow, the PAGOP will endorse Jason Altmire! It will be a simply marvelous day for Altmire and Altmirecare!

  3. JA says:

    Reading Comprehension: The article says “bulk of the labor support in [the] primary”. So, if you use your fingers to count all the unions that HAVE endorsed, then use them to count how many have endorsed Critz, he would have most (OR THE BULK) of your fingers. Get it?

  4. Laura P. says:

    Actually, MOST labor groups in western PA (like the building trades) have opted to stay out. So, while Keegan keeps copy and pasting the Critz press releases, we know the truth.

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