The Operating Engineers Local 542 announced their endorsement of Katie McGinty’s Senate campaign on Thursday.
Local 542 business manager Robert Heenan praised McGinty’s commitment to creating jobs through investing in infrastructure on behalf of himself and the other 6,000 members of the union.
“We are endorsing Katie McGinty because she has a proven record of delivering for the middle class and will fight for critical investments in our infrastructure and to protect the rights of workers to collectively bargain,” Heenan said. “Katie will work tirelessly to ensure that we invest in our roads and bridges, which will in turn, create Pennsylvania jobs and help grow our economy.”
McGinty has quickly established herself as the labor candidate in this race. So far she has won the support of the United Steelworkers, Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Trades, and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85.
“I am honored to have the support of Operating Engineers Local 542,” McGinty said. “They know my top priority in the Senate will be grow and strengthen the middle class through investments in job training and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.”
McGinty is running against former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the Democratic primary. Incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is also running for re-election.