Jason has now secured ten union endorsements!
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser today received his latest endorsement from organized labor, with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union’s Puget Sound Council announcing their support for his campaign.
The support of the ILWU Puget Sound Council marks Jason’s tenth labor union endorsement, and demonstrates Jason’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, the Communication Workers of America’s Pacific Northwest Council, the ILWU Foremen’s Local 98, and five IAFF union locals.
International Longshore & Warehouse Union’s Puget Sound Council represents over 2,600 members working the kind of family wage jobs that provide a pathway into the middle class and ensure Washington’s exports reach markets around the globe.
“Jason Rittereiser’s deep understanding of the wide variety of issues facing union workers and their families made him the clear choice for our endorsement in this critical race. We’re confident Jason will be a champion on those issues when he gets to Congress,” Dan McKisson, President of the ILWU Puget Sound Council, says. “With deep roots on both sides of the mountains, Jason understands how to unite working people across the district to fight for an economy that works for everyone – not just powerful interests.”
“I am overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from organized labor across the district, most recently from the ILWU Puget Sound Council,” Jason said. “This organization has deep roots in our community, representing thousands of dock workers and warehouse workers on the Pacific coast. The work they do ensures our district’s exports reach global markets and is vital to our economy. I’m humbled by their support and trust in me to defend their members’ rights in Congress.”
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.