On Tuesday, McGinty picked up support from the Boilermakers Trade Union Local 13, 154 and 19, which represent thousands of construction workers and ship builders in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Levittown.
The three chapters voted unanimously to back McGinty for PA’s junior Senate seat, giving Gov. Tom Wolf’s former Chief of Staff a boost after the latest Franklin & Marshall poll showed her trailing Joe Sestak by 17 points.
The Laborers’ District Council of Western PA – which represents construction workers in 33 counties – also threw their weight behind McGinty yesterday, with council president Philip Ameris calling her a long-time “fierce advocate” for the rights of workers across the state.
“From her work to bring home manufacturing jobs to our region to her solidarity with workers demanding fair pay and decent benefits, it is clear that Katie understands what matters to Pennsylvanians trying to work their way into the middle class,” Ameris said. “In the Senate, she will continue to stand with us to rebuild the American Dream.”