Jason has now earned the support of 17 union locals
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser support among organized labor continues to grow. Today, Jason announced his latest union endorsement with the Pile Drivers and Divers Local 196 backing his candidacy.
Pile Drivers and Divers Local 196 represents over 1,000 members in five states, including Washington, working skilled, family-wage jobs that provide a pathway to the middle class. Local 196 members are affiliated with the Pacific Regional Council of Carpenters, which represents over 20,000 members across six states.
“Jason’s comprehensive knowledge of the wide variety of issues facing workers and his experience breaking up complicated wage-theft schemes left no doubt in our members’ minds when we decided who to endorse in this critical race,” Ryan Hyke, President of the Pile Drivers and Divers Local 196, says. “We know Jason will fight relentlessly to protect our members’ rights and the rights of all working families once he gets to Congress.”
“I couldn’t be more thankful for the support of the men and women of Pile Drivers and Divers Local 196,” Jason said. “The working people of Washington need a champion fighting for their interests in Congress, not just a representative that will be a good vote, and I’m honored they’ve trusted me to be that champion.”
Jason has now been endorsed by twenty organizations, more than twice the number of endorsements of any other candidate in the race. Jason has already earned the endorsement of sixteen union locals: Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 66, AFSCME Council 28 Washington Federation of State Employees, Washington Interior and Exterior Systems’ Local 41, Tacoma firefighters, Maple Valley firefighters, East Pierce Fire & Rescue, Upper Kittitas County Medic One, the Valley Professional firefighters, the Eastside firefighters, the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598, International Union of Operating Engineers Locals 612 and 286, the Renton Police Guild, the Communication Workers of America’s Pacific Northwest Council, the ILWU Puget Sound Council, and the ILWU Foremen’s Local 98.
Jason currently works to protect the rights of employees, as a voice for thousands of Washingtonians who have faced discrimination in the workplace, had their wages stolen by their employers, and other workers who have faced injustice.