This new endorsement marks the seventh union local to back Jason.
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser today announced his latest endorsement from organized labor, as the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Foremen’s Local 98 has decided to back his campaign.
The support of the ILWU Local 98 marks Rittereiser’s seventh labor union endorsement, and demonstrates Rittereiser’s continued momentum among organized labor across the district. Other endorsing union locals include the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 612, the Renton Police Guild, and four firefighters’ union locals.
International Longshore & Warehouse Union Foremen’s Local 98 represents foremen working the kind of living wage jobs that provide a pathway into the middle class.
“Jason Rittereiser’s commitment to, history of defending, and understanding of labor unions has earned this endorsement. Jason, a former King County prosecutor now specializing in labor law, has a wealth of knowledge about trade, fair labor practices, and how best to support union labor workers,” Scott Reid, President of the ILWU Local 98, says. “Born and raised in Eastern Washington and now living in Issaquah, Jason appreciates the diverse needs of the 8th Congressional District regarding farming, shipping, trade, and the common goals of the working-class people in the state of Washington. He will continue to be a champion for the middle-class workers in the 8th Congressional District and our state.”
“I am incredibly grateful for the support of the hard working members of the ILWU Local 98,” Rittereiser said. “This organization has deep roots in our community, representing dock workers and warehouse workers on the Pacific coast. The work they do ensures Washington state’s exports reach markets around the globe and is vital to our economy. I’m honored by their trust in me to stand up for them and their families in Congress against attacks from the anti-labor Trump administration.”
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.