This new endorsement marks the fourteenth union local to back Jason
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser continues building support among organized labor. Today, Jason announced his latest union endorsement with the Washington Interior and Exterior Systems’ Local 41 backing his candidacy.
Jason has now been endorsed by seventeen organizations, more than twice the number of endorsements of any other candidate in the race. Jason has already earned the endorsement of thirteen union locals: 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.
Washington Interior and Exterior Systems’ Local 41 represents over 2,500 members throughout Washington state working skilled, family-wage jobs that provide a pathway to the middle class. Local 41 members are affiliated with the Pacific Regional Council of Carpenters, which represents over 20,000 members across six states.
“Jason’s deep understanding of the struggles facing working people and his experience holding abusive employers accountable for stealing employees’ wages and violating workers’ rights proves Jason shares our union’s values,” Jimmy Haun, Financial Secretary of the Washington Interior and Exterior Systems’ Local 41, says. “We have faith that Jason will be a champion in the battle to empower workers and protect unions as we fight to rebuild the middle class.”
“The support of the hard-working men and women across our district has been the bedrock of our campaign,” Jason said. “I’m incredibly grateful for the trust they’ve placed in me to fight for the rights of working families in Congress and look forward to working with them to restore economic justice to the working people of Washington.”
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.