COLLINS ENDORSED BY PAINTERS UNION

AFL-CIO union calls Senator Collins an “independent voice on Capitol Hill for Maine’s workers”

COLLINS ENDORSED BY PAINTERS UNION

 

BANGOR – The International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT, AFL-CIO) District Council #35 today announced it has endorsed the re-election of Senator Susan Collins. District Council #35 represents 14 local unions in Northern New England, with affiliated Locals in Clinton and Kittery, Maine, consisting of more than 650 workers.

 

“Senator Collins has been an independent voice on Capitol Hill for Maine’s workers,” said Local 1468’s Wayne Cummings. “When it comes to supporting job creation in Maine, Susan Collins has made local jobs a priority by working with employers and Unions and directing funding for public projects to our state.”

According to the release from the IUPAT, “Painters District Council #35 represents commercial construction and bridge painters, glass and glazing industry workers, drywall finishers, municipal employees and federal workers at the Kittery/Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The IUPAT is affiliated with the national AFL-CIO and District Council #35 is affiliated with the Maine AFL-CIO.”

                                   

The IUPAT endorsement is the latest in a series of labor endorsements for Senator Collins. So far this election cycle, she has also been endorsed by:

-       Local S/6 Industrial Union of Marine & Shipbuilding Workers of American / IAMAW- AFL-CIO

-       Local S/7 International Association of Machinists IAM- AFL-CIO

-       International Association of Machinists District 4 IAM-AFL-CIO

-       Independent Guards Association Bath Iron Works

-       Bath Marine Draftsmen’s Association United Auto Workers Local 3999 (UAW- AFL-CIO)

 

“I’m so pleased to have received this endorsement,” said Senator Collins. “I am honored to have the support of the IUPAT. These jobs are critical to Maine’s economy and the families that they support, and I will continue to work hard to protect them.”

 

The press release from the IUPAT, AFL-CIO follows:

 

 

 

For Immediate Release:                                                                     Contact: John Laughlin

Thursday, August 7, 2014                                                                  Phone: 617-592-2225

 

Susan Collins Earns AFL-CIO Painters Union Endorsement for Re-Election

 

Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT, AFL-CIO) District Council #35 has endorsed incumbent Senator Susan Collins for re-election to the United States Senate. District Council #35 represents 14 Local Unions in Northern New England, with affiliated Locals in Clinton (Local #1468) and Kittery (Local #1915), Maine.

 

“Senator Collins has been an independent voice on Capitol Hill for Maine’s workers,” said Local 1468’s Wayne Cummings. “When it comes to supporting job creation in Maine, Susan Collins has made local jobs a priority by working with employers and Unions and directing funding for public projects to our state.”

 

Painters District Council #35 represents commercial construction and bridge painters, glass and glazing industry workers, drywall finishers, municipal employees and federal workers at the Kittery/Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The IUPAT is affiliated with the national AFL-CIO and District Council #35 is affiliated with the Maine AFL-CIO.

 

“Susan Collins not only votes for Maine’s workers, she has hit the streets on our behalf,” explains Local #1915’s Bill Legrand noting that “Senator Collins joined with thousands of Maine workers at rallies that successfully opposed closing the Kittery Naval Shipyard.”

 

“Senator Susan Collins earned Painters DC #35’s endorsement with her voting record in support of local jobs and Maine workers,” said District Council #35 Business Manager Jeff Sullivan. “We don’t agree on every issue however, our union members know they can count on Senator Collins to stand with them on the economic policies that improve the quality of life for Maine’s families.”

 

 

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