Ten Labor Unions Endorse Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate

New endorsements follow more than 140 endorsements from state and local leaders across Ohio Today, ten labor unions representing workers across Ohio are announcing their endorsement of Congressman Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate. Tim is a lifelong supporter of organized labor who is running for Senate to cut all Ohio workers in on the deal.

“We support Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate because he has a proven record of standing with working families in the Mahoning Valley and across Ohio,” said Joe Rugola, Executive Director of OAPSE. “He’s with us in the halls of Congress and in our union halls, championing strong unions and our right to have a voice on the job and in our communities. He is fighting to bring good jobs to Ohio; to provide training to displaced workers so they can be part of new technologies; to help get our schools and local government services open safely; and to get health care costs under control. We support Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate because he understands at a gut level and in his heart the challenges and obstacles working Ohioans face in making a better future for their families. He will fight alongside us every day to lift up Ohio’s families.”

“Ohio’s working families need Tim Ryan in the U.S. Senate,” said Linda Hinton, CWA District 4 Vice-President. “Tim has stood with us when it mattered most — pushing to keep good-paying jobs in our communities, working to protect the promise of a dignified retirement, and fighting to pass legislation like the PRO Act that will help workers win the wages, benefits, and working conditions they deserve. Tim knows how Ohio workers have taken risks and made sacrifices over the last year, and he’ll put workers first every step of the way as we rebuild and recover from this pandemic.”

“I come from a union family and I’m proud to have spent my life standing with the men and women of organized labor,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “I’m honored to be launching this campaign with the support of unions across Ohio. Whether it’s passing the PRO Act or making sure our retirees get the pensions they’ve earned, putting people to work rebuilding our roads and bridges, or making sure Ohioans have the skills they need to compete and win, I’ll never stop fighting to cut our workers in on the deal.”

The following unions are endorsing Tim for Senate today:

  • AFSCME Ohio Council 8
  • OAPSE AFSCME Local 4
  • AFSCME Retirees 1184
  • Communication Workers of America District 4
  • International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 6
  • Maritime Engineers Beneficial Association
  • Ohio State Conference of IBEW
  • Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters
  • SMART Transportation Division
  • SMART Sheet Metal Workers