Jason has now secured eleven union endorsements
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser continues to build momentum across the district, securing the endorsement of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598.
The support of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598 marks Jason’s eleventh labor union endorsement and fourteenth organizational endorsement overall, more than twice the endorsements of any other candidate in the race.
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 Puget Sound Council, the ILWU Foremen’s Local 98, and five IAFF union locals.
Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598 traces its roots to the height of the labor movement in the 20th century. Local 598 members have contributed to the construction of a wide variety of projects essential to their communities, from power plants and manufacturing facilities to data centers and some of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams. Across all projects, Local 598 members earn the family wages and benefits befitting their high degree of skill and professionalism.
“Our members believe that Jason Rittereiser’s experience holding corporations accountable and protecting the dignity of working people will make him a true champion for workers’ rights in Congress,” Nick Bumpaous, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598 Government Affairs Director, says. “Because of Jason’s background and his roots on both sides of the mountains, our members know that he will represent working families across the district and will bring our voice to Congress.”
“I’m honored to have the support of the Plumbers and Steamfitters, especially Local 598 which represents workers from the center of this district and my hometown,” Jason said. “Unions and working families from all over the district are coming together around our campaign because they know how hard I will work for them in Congress.”