Local 19 of the Sheet Metal Workers, which represents voter-rich Philadelphia and several other surrounding collar counties, endorsed McGinty’s candidacy.
“Katie McGinty will be a champion for Pennsylvania’s working families in the U.S. Senate. We can count on Katie to fight for policies that create jobs that pay livable wages and benefits and she will stand up for the right of workers to organize and join a union,” said Sheet Metal Workers President and Business Manager Gary Masino.
“I am proud to have the support of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19,” McGinty said. “They are supporting me because they know that I will go to Washington to fight for policies that grow the middle class. If elected, I will fight every single day to ensure that anyone willing to work has a shot at achieving the American Dream.”
Last week, McGinty unveiled a long list of supporters from Southwestern PA. This endorsement, however, comes from Southeast PA where her main opponent Joe Sestak served as a Congressman from 2007 to 2011.
In addition to McGinty and Sestak, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman recently entered the Democratic primary. Incumbent GOP Senator Pat Toomey is running for re-election.