Battleground UA

Governor Candidates

Stacey Abrams
Georgia
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Stacey Abrams

Running for Governor of Georgia 

Stacey Abrams grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, before her parents moved her and her five siblings to Atlanta.  After Law School, Stacey went on to be a state legislator and in 2010, she became the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African-American to lead in the House of Representatives. 

  • Stacey believes state investment in infrastructure—our airports, roads and bridges, transit systems, rail, ports, energy projects, and water systems—produces good jobs for Georgians. 
  • As Governor she will support the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Network Georgia Initiative, and other port activities to ensure Georgia is the premier gateway for the U.S. She plans to capitalize on the port growth and new inland ports to spread economic benefits across the state. 
  • Stacey has met with families and small businesses in more than 150 counties, and she has proven her ability to find solutions across divides. She has received the Friend of Labor award for her staunch support of working families and an A-rating from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in the same year. 
  • She believes Georgia should require a living wage in every county. Furthermore, she believes the right to form a union and collectively bargain for fair wages and employment conditions is fundamental to workplace fairness. As Minority Leader, Stacey never wavered in her opposition to legislation that would erode the rights of workers to bargain for fair pay and safe workplace conditions. 
  • She opposes any legislation that bans project labor agreements on public works projects. 

Richard Cordray
Ohio
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Richard Cordray

Running for Governor of Ohio 

Richard Cordray is a lifelong Ohioan, born and raised in Grove City. Formally the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard has dedicated his life to standing up to corporate wrongdoers on behalf of working families.  Before serving our country at the Consumer Bureau, Cordray defended Ohioans as Attorney General, and as Ohio Treasurer, where worked to hold Wall Street accountable and protect hard working tax payers. 

  • Richard is an adamant opponent of right to work and has declared it a central issue of his campaign.  He also supports prevailing wage laws in Ohio and strongly believes they ensure skilled workers and the best talent are on construction job sites. 
  • Richard understands that our economy depends on solid infrastructure, including safe roads, reliable energy, and clean water. But he also understands that our roads and bridges, water and sewer lines, and energy grid did not develop by accident, nor will they keep working without deliberate and robust investment. 
  • Under Richard’s leadership, the CFPB brought actions against some of the nation’s largest financial institutions forcing them to pay nearly $12 billion to over 30 million Americans who were cheated or mistreated. Cordray also launched new programs to help Americans and their families reach their own financial goals and plan for retirement. 

“Ohioans recognize fairness in the workplace is really important,” he said. “That people can get treated fairly, workplace safely, a fair chance to make a fair wage and raise and support their families. Second, we know we need to continue to build and rebuild the state. We can't put off infrastructure indefinitely in the future. We need that done now.” 

Richard Cordray, speaking to UA members in Dayton, Ohio

Drew Edmondson
Oklahoma
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Drew Edmondson

Running for Governor of Oklahoma

From growing up in Muskogee to serving in the Navy and then as Oklahoma’s Attorney General for 16 years, Drew has spent his entire life fighting for the people of Oklahoma. He stood up to Wall Street, Big Tobacco, and the special interests who tried to take advantage of our families, farmers, and small businesses.  Elected to the state legislature in 1974, Drew graduated from the University of Tulsa School of Law in 1978.  He was named Chief Prosecutor for the Muskogee County District Attorney’s office in 1982.  Drew was elected District Attorney the same year and he served in that position for 10 years.  He was elected Attorney General in 1994.  Drew was re-elected Attorney General in 1998 without opposition, and as his popularity grew, he received more than 60 percent of the vote in his 2002 and 2006 elections for that office. He left office in 2011 and has been in the private practice of law since.

Drew believes that to grow our economy out of this mess, the governor must work with private industry and lead our state in economic development.
Drew plans to work with every county on economic development, not just in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, including the rural counties that are losing family farms and rural hospitals that are shutting down.
Strong supporter of Davis Bacon protections and Project Labor Agreements.
Strongly opposes Anti-Union Legislation such as Right to Work.

Tony Evers
Wisconsin
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Tony Evers

Running for Governor of Wisconsin 

Dr. Tony Evers was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction for Wisconsin in April 2009. With more than 30 years of public education experience, he has dedicated his life to public education in Wisconsin.  Tony Evers has served the students, parents and citizens of Wisconsin for over 34 years as a teacher, principal, superintendent, regional administrator, and Deputy State Superintendent. He has served in schools and lived in communities across Wisconsin, from Tomah to Oakfield, Verona to Oshkosh. 

  • As Governor, Tony has vowed to repeal the changes made to Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws that take money out of Wisconsin’s workers pockets.  Tony opposes Act 10, Right-to-Work and changes made by the GOP to Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws.  He also would support repealing legislation that eliminates the opportunity for local communities to pass living wages and other pro-worker protection policies. 
  • Tony has made the need for strong investments in Wisconsin’s ports, airports and railways a priority of his campaign for Governor.  He believes a strong infrastructure is more than just patching potholes, and that it is key for successful economic development – both in terms of drawing new businesses to Wisconsin, expanding existing businesses in Wisconsin and creating good-paying Wisconsin jobs. 
  • If elected, has pledged to increase investments in early childhood education and quality childcare, which also includes helping Wisconsin families with skyrocketing childcare costs.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
New Mexico
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Michelle Lujan Grisham

Running for Governor of New Mexico 

Currently serving in her third term, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham is a 12th-generation New Mexican who has dedicated her life to serving her community while fighting for families, seniors, and veterans, and building an economy that works for all New Mexicans.  After graduating from the University of New Mexico’s law school, Michelle worked providing legal services for seniors with the state bar’s lawyer referral for the elderly program. Later, Michelle was appointed Secretary of the Department of Health, as well as elected to the Bernalillo County Commission in 2010, serving for two years before winning an open seat in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District in 2012. 

  • As governor, Michelle plans to create a Sector Strategy Council to bring together universities, businesses, unions, labs and community leaders to coordinate industry-driven development in industries with real potential for growth 
  • She plans to work with the Legislature to fast-track investments to modernize roads, bridges, and water systems. She also plans to prioritize working with the private sector to ensure we are meeting infrastructure needs that expand our economic footprint. 
  • In Congress, Michelle has voted with unions and fought against anti Davis-Bacon motions, as well as anti- project labor agreement legislation.

“UA Local 412 has been a relentless advocate for hardworking New Mexicans and I am honored to have their support.  Together we’ll make critical investments in our long-neglected infrastructure needs and create more good-paying jobs that support our families. As governor, I will work to ensure that all New Mexicans can achieve financial security and retire with dignity.” 
-Michelle Lujan Grisham 

Larry Hogan
Maryland
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Larry Hogan

Maryland, running for re-election to Governor

Larry J. Hogan Jr. was inaugurated as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland in 2015.  Before his election, Governor Hogan worked in the private sector for more than 25 years as a successful Maryland entrepreneur and small business owner.  Frustrated with what he felt was out-of-touch leadership in Annapolis, he founded Change Maryland, the largest nonpartisan organization in state history, dedicated to bringing fiscal responsibility and common sense to state government.  Spurred by massive public engagement and the success of Change Maryland, Governor Hogan ran for the state’s highest office in 2014 on a platform of fiscal restraint, tax relief, and job creation.

  • During Larry’s first term, he has consistently worked in a bipartisan fashion to achieve important, pro-growth, pro-worker results. Since 2016, Maryland has added 36 new apprenticeship programs, an increase of nearly 60 percent, and Maryland is now nationally recognized for workforce development, job training, and registered apprenticeships.  Over the next decade, jobs in plumbing, pipe fitting, and steam fitting are projected to grow by 10 percent in Maryland.
  • Larry has cut tolls at every single toll facility across the state for the first time in more than 50 years, reduced or eliminated hundreds of fees, halted or streamlined more than 800 regulations, repealed the notorious rain tax mandate, and provided tax relief for small businesses, middle class families, and retirees. In total, Governor Hogan has provided more than $1.2 billion in tax, toll, and fee relief for hardworking Marylanders.
  • Larry’s commitment to restoring Maryland’s economy and creating jobs has yielded real results. His first year in office was the most successful in total job creation and private-sector job growth in the last 15 years, and after previously losing over 100,000 jobs, Maryland has created nearly 100,000 jobs under Larry’s leadership.
  • He introduced the first structurally balanced budget in a decade on the day after being sworn into office, eliminating nearly all of the $5.1 billion structural deficit he inherited when taking office.
  • Larry also rescinded or eliminated 72 obsolete executive orders and eliminated or streamlined nearly 850 burdensome regulations that were unnecessarily suffocating job creators and businesses of all sizes.

“The working men and women of these local unions are a vital community in our state, and it is an incredible honor to receive their endorsements,  They have done so much to build our great state, and I accept their endorsement with the pledge that all they will always find an open door and a seat at the table, and someone dedicated to their issues. I look forward to closely working with them as we continue creating more jobs and making Maryland a more affordable place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.” - Governor Larry Hogan

Fred Hubbell
Iowa
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Fred Hubbell

Iowa, running for Governor 

A fifth-generation Iowan, Fred Hubbell has spent his life investing in Iowa and working to better his community, while raising a family and running successful businesses.  A proven leader who knows how to balance a budget, Fred holds vast experience in both the public and private sector. He successfully ran several large companies and was twice called to public service. First, in 2007 to lead the Iowa Power Fund, then in 2009, to help lead the Iowa Department of Economic Development and clean up the disastrous film tax credit scandal. 

  • Expanding collective bargaining is not only the right thing to do, it’s personal to Fred. He is a former labor union member, and both his daughter and son-in-law currently belong to a union. When Fred later became a business leader, he regularly worked with unions to encourage their representation in the workforce and ensure fairness at each and every level.  As governor, Fred would restore Chapter 20, allowing for expanded collective bargaining rights, and restore the workers compensation laws that were recently stripped, allowing Iowans who are hurt on the job the protection they deserve. 
  • As governor, Fred will work to ensure Iowans have access to jobs and higher incomes where they live — not just in our growing cities, and definitely not outside Iowa. 
  • Following the 2008 flood in Eastern Iowa, Fred helped lead a disaster relief campaign, The Embrace Iowa – 2008 Iowa Disaster Fund, donating $2 million for local organizations aiding flood victims. 

Fred visiting Plumber and Steamfitters Local 33 apprenticeship facility in Altoona.

Jared Polis
Colorado
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Jared Polis

Running for Governor of Colorado 

Jared Polis is an independent leader who uses his private and public-sector experience to find pragmatic solutions to the challenges facing Colorado and the nation. Currently represents Colorado’s Second Congressional District in the House of Representatives, Polis serves on the powerful Committee on Rules, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Committee on Ethics. 

  • As the Ranking Member of the House Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee, Jared has stood up for working families, collective bargaining rights, a living wage, and good-paying jobs.  He has introduced the Giving Workers a Fair Shot Act, which enhances labor laws and provides workers a fair shot at obtaining a good job with livable wages, and creates higher standards for employers. 
  • Jared has been a cosponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act, supporting collective bargaining rights for workers, and has fought to protect the National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor rulings that help protect workers, their collective bargaining rights, and their wages. 
  • Jared has continuously fought to strengthen Colorado's infrastructure, including successfully advocating for a TIGER grant of $10 million which fulfilled the funding needs for a fire suppression system in the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels.  Jared followed these actions up by securing a $15 million TIGER grant for I-25 North. 
  • Voted to kill five separate Davis Bacon attacks in the House in 2017. 

“For too many working families in Colorado, wages have stayed stagnant while the cost of living has skyrocketed. As governor, I want to build an economy where working Coloradans don’t just exist but actually get ahead, buy homes, afford health care, and save for retirement. To achieve these goals, we need a stronger labor movement in Colorado, and Local 208 shares our vision. They exemplify the best in training and commitment to expanding economic opportunity through their excellent apprenticeship program. I am proud to work with members of the Local 208 to move Colorado forward.”
- Jared Polis 

“Jared has a long history in partnering with Pipefitters Local 208 to protect workers’ rights, fight for a livable wage, support project labor agreements, and improve our state’s infrastructure. His bold vision to build a Colorado economy that works for everyone is refreshing, and we are ready to stand strongly behind him to help him make that vision a reality.”
- Gary Arnold, Business Manager, Pipefitters Local 208 

JB Pritzker
Illinois
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JB Pritzker

Running for Governor of Illinois 

JB Pritzker is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is a leading proponent of entrepreneurship and a stronger technology sector focus in the Midwest, and his political engagement in Illinois has spanned over three decades. 

  • JB believes that quality infrastructure attracts new businesses, keeps existing businesses in the state, and allows all of businesses to thrive. He believes investing in infrastructure is an immediate jobs plan that will employ people on construction projects statewide. 
  • Proposes to create jobs statewide by employing Illinoisans on new construction projects and ensuring these are good-paying jobs by supporting Project Labor Agreements and prevailing wage. 
  • JB’s infrastructure plan ensures safe drinking water by updating our lead service lines and water infrastructure.  

Steve Sisolak
Nevada
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Steve Sisolak

Running for Governor of Nevada 

Steve Sisolak was born into a working-class family where he was instilled a strong blue-collar ethic, working full-time to put himself through college.  Steve put down roots in Las Vegas, built his own communications business and created hundreds of jobs while raising his two daughters on his own as a single father. 

  • Steve played a prominent role in luring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. He was a member of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, which helped mold the public financing plan for the estimated $1.9 billion stadium project. 
  • As governor, Steve plans to diversify Nevada’s economy around the state. He intends to build on his record of bringing people together to deliver job-creating projects like the new stadium and convention center to southern Nevada. 
  • Steve believes all Nevadans deserve quality, affordable health care, and that nobody should ever be denied coverage or charged more for being sick, elderly, or a woman. 

“Economic development is only truly meaningful when workers share in the fruits of our success.  The hard-working men and women in the Building Trades know development must go hand-in-hand with a sustainable wage and quality benefits.  I will govern by the same values and dedication they demonstrate every day.” 
- Steve Sisolak

Tim Walz
Minnesota
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Tim Walz

Minnesota, running for Governor 

A retired Command Sergeant Major in the Army National Guard, Tim is the highest-ranking enlisted service member ever to serve in Congress, an award-winning high-school teacher, a champion football coach, and a leader on the hill.  Tim is currently serving his sixth term representing Minnesota’s First Congressional District.  Prior to running for Congress, Tim worked as a classroom teacher and coach for 20 years and was a member of Education Minnesota, the statewide educators’ union. 

  • In Congress, Tim introduced the American Energy Opportunity Act which would allow us to take control of our energy future by expanding access to responsible off-shore oil drilling, while at the same time, creating jobs and making critical investments to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. 
  • Tim believes union membership is the surest pathway to the middle class.  In Congress, he has stood up against assaults on our right to collective bargaining and push back against so-called “Right to Work” legislation. 
  • As a union member himself, Tim understands first-hand the importance of protecting working people’s freedom to join together in union to negotiate a fair return on their work. 
  • Supports using PLAs to ensure publicly-funded construction projects are built on-time & on-budget using skilled labor. 
  • His accomplishments in Congress include working on the Farm Bill, Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, Highway 14, STOCK Act (a bill that limits insider trading) & Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. 


Tim Walz talks with union members at a Helmets to Hardhats event in Duluth last month. 

Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan
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Gretchen Whitmer

Running for Governor of Michigan

A lifelong Michigander, Gretchen was raised in Grand Rapids and East Lansing.  She is a mom, a former legislator, and a prosecutor.  Gretchen is a former Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 23 from her win in a 2006 special election to 2015. She served as Minority Leader for the final four years of her tenure. She also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006.

  • Has a jobs plan that focuses on raising household incomes by expanding education and skills training, investing in our infrastructure, aggressively pursuing economic development and supporting small business growth so that everyone has a path to a good job and a secure future.
  • As a State Senator, she brought labor unions and businesses together to fight anti-worker legislation, fighting together again Governor Snyder’s attacks on Michigan’s middle class.
  • Gretchen helped pass the Healthy Michigan law to expand Medicaid and cover 680,000 more Michiganders, including children, seniors, worker’s families.
  • Gretchen believe that to grow our economy and make Michigan a state that businesses move to and can grow in, we must invest in infrastructure.  This included fixing Michigan’s water systems and ensuring clean safe water
  • Plans to make a make a bold investment in the Rebuild Michigan Bank, a state infrastructure bank that will pay for high quality upgrades and create thousands of good jobs.

“Working people are the backbone of Michigan, and that’s why I’m so proud to have the support of so many hardworking union members in this race.  Michiganders have been working harder and harder, but working people aren’t getting any more money in their pockets. When I’m governor, we’re going to make smart investments to fix the roads, expand access to quality, affordable health care, and create jobs so that every hardworking Michigander gets a paycheck that can actually support a family.” 

Tom Wolf
Pennsylvania
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Tom Wolf

Running for Governor of Pennsylvania 

Whether as a business owner or governor, Tom Wolf has been a leader in consistently trying to help middle class families.  First elected to be Governor in 2015, Tom has been working to grow Pennsylvania’s economy, fighting to make sure wages keep up with the cost of living, focusing on skills training for kids who do not go to college, helping small businesses, and rebuilding Pennsylvania’s infrastructure.  He grew up in a small south central Pennsylvania town in York County and still lives in the house he was brought home to from the hospital.  Before he was governor, Tom was the owner of the Wolf Organization, a distributor of lumber and other building products. 

  • As Governor, Tom’s economic development team completed relocation and expansion projects throughout Pennsylvania, like a major Fedex expansion in the Lehigh Valley, a large Amazon expansion across Pennsylvania, the investments in the Philadelphia port, and the Shell Cracker plant in Western Pennsylvania.  To help grow manufacturing in Pennsylvania, Tom created a tax credit for manufacturers who create jobs in Pennsylvania. Overhauling Pennsylvania’s overtime rules to increase the wages of up to 460,000 middle-class and working-class salaried workers in four years. 
  • Approved more than $1 million in funding through the new Manufacturing PA initiative for eight new training programs across Pennsylvania to give 300 job-seekers the skills they need to secure a stable, high-paying job in manufacturing. 
  • Created the Department of Labor & Industry’s Apprenticeship and Training Office to expand registered apprenticeships and increase participation of non-traditional businesses and under-represented Pennsylvanians. 
  • Increased participation from 725 registered apprenticeship programs and 13,282 registered apprentices to 765 programs and 16,063 apprentices. 

“Here in Pennsylvania, we are going to fight for working families. That means pushing for policies such as raising the minimum wage, providing all workers with sick days and adequately funding education. It also means fighting for the right for workers to organize and join a union that will make sure their voices are heard.” 
- Tom Wolf 

Featured Race

Abby Finkenauer
Running in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District
Daughter of Jerry Finkenauer, Member of UA Steamfitters Local Union 601
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Abby Finkenauer

Running in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District 
Daughter of Jerry Finkenauer, Member of UA Steamfitters Local Union 601

Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, Abby comes from a union household — her dad was a UA pipefitter and her mom still works for the Dubuque Community Schools.  In 2014, Abby was elected to represent Dubuque in the Iowa Legislature where she has become known as a staunch defender of working families.  As government and policy decisions have made it more difficult each year for working Iowans to get ahead, Abby has been on the front lines fighting back and making sure hardworking Iowans have a voice and a vote. 

As the daughter of a UA member of over 40 years, Abby understands the importance of how much labor does for our nation. She is part of a family with a long history of hard workers who have been part of trade unions.  

Abby has prioritized on her campaign a promise to work to rebuild our country’s infrastructure.  She understands it is paramount to rebuild roads, schools, bridges and ensure safe drinking water for our families, all while creating good jobs for American workers.  She has a proven track record of supporting pipeline infrastructure projects, and working to create jobs for UA members.  Her leadership experience and legislative record of positively impacting the needs of working men and women, and her astute understanding of the issues affecting labor make her an obvious choice for the voters of Iowa. She has worked diligently to support the rights of workers and will continue her efforts as a member of Congress. 

“I am so honored to have earned this endorsement from United Association Local 125. It’s especially meaningful because my dad, Jerry, has been a member of the United Association for 40 years. Growing up, I didn’t just see the difference UA made in the lives of hardworking families – I lived it. Families like mine are the backbone of Eastern Iowa. They’re the reason I’m running for Congress – I want to fight alongside of them and be their voice because I come from where they come from. When I went to serve in the State House, I took one of my dad’s sweatshirts, covered in holes from the sparks that flew off his welding rod, and I kept it with me at my desk on the House floor, because I never want to forget who I’m fighting for. I’ll keep fighting for hardworking Iowans, until we win this seat back and make their “voices heard. You can be sure, that sweatshirt will be coming along to the U.S. House.” 

- Abby, after receiving the endorsement of UA Local 125 

Pro-UA Republicans

Carlos Curbelo
FL-26
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Carlos Curbelo

Florida’s 26th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

Carlos grew up in Miami, and after graduating from the University of Miami, he started his own public and media relations firm, where he would spend the next 12 years learning firsthand of the struggles small business owners face across the country. Carlos first jumped into public service was appointed to the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a group of community leaders tasked with prioritizing local transportation and infrastructure projects.  He was elected to represent the people of Florida’s 26th Congressional District in 2014, and reelected in 2016.

  • A strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in all legislation considered. 
  • Carlos introduced legislation which granted local governments tools like tax-exempt municipal WIFIA bonds to revitalize our nation’s aging water infrastructure systems.  The legislation was incorporated into H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Infrastructure System (FAST) Act and signed into law. 
Rodney Davis
IL-13
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Rodney Davis

Illinois’s 13th District, running for re-election the House of Representatives

In 2017, Rodney Davis was sworn-in to his third term as the congressman for the 13th District of Illinois, a 14-county district covering both urban and rural areas of Central and Southwestern Illinois.  He has countless time proved his ability to work with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure a more efficient, effective government for generations to come.  Prior to being elected, Rodney served as Projects Director for Congressman John Shimkus (IL-15) for 16 years, helping Illinois citizens and communities cut through government red tape and secure federal funding.

  • Rodney has been a reliable leader within the Republican Party against anti-Davis Bacon measures in every Congress since he was first sworn in.  He is a leader on the floor whipping votes against anti Davis Bacon and Project Labor measures and ensures that every Republican ally votes in support of the American worker.
  • Since being sworn in for his first term, Davis has originally cosponsored 60 pieces of legislation and cosponsored over 1,000 bills.  During Rodney’s first term in Congress he immediately demonstrated his ability to lead even in a divided government – being the first freshman to have legislation signed into law.
  • Rodney’s bill, the Hire More Heroes Act, which helps small businesses hire more of our nation’s veterans, overwhelmingly passed the House with more than 400 supporting votes and was signed into law by the President in 2015.
  • Rodney is strong supporter of eliminating the the 40% excise tax on high cost health plans, also known as the “Cadillac Tax.” He has signed on as a cosponsor to the bipartisan bill H.R. 173, Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017, which would repeal this tax which heavily burdens working Americans.
  • Rodney was an original cosponsor of legislation which separated UA welders from commercial truck drivers in the eyes of the federal government.  The passage of this legislation removed restrictions on the number of hours pipeline workers could work and be on the road and eliminated the federal oversight which was killing what otherwise is a booming pipeline industry.
  • While working to reform the Water Resources and Development Act during the 114th Congress, Rodney was successful in including language that allows the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to partner with private businesses to complete projects needed to improve our waterways and produce American jobs.
  • Rodney is a strong advocate for safe, affordable energy and believes it is essential to both our national security and our economy and supports an “all of the above” energy policy to properly utilize our renewable fuel capacity, expand domestic production of fossil fuels and improve our efforts at energy efficiency. Davis believes oil, coal, the sun, wind, water and natural gas together represent our path to energy independence.
Mario Diaz-Balart
FL-25
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Mario Diaz-Balart

Florida’s 25th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

Mario was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 to represent Florida’s 25th Congressional district. Prior to his time in Congress, Diaz-Balart served 14 years in the Florida State Legislature in both chambers, House and Senate. Mario distinguished himself during his tenure in the Florida Legislature as a trustworthy steward of Florida’s tax dollars.

  • Mario is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.
  • Throughout his tenure in Congress, Mario has focused on improving our local infrastructure so that Florida’s 25th District can compete in both the national and international marketplace for good paying jobs. One prime example of his commitment to our local infrastructure is the millions of federal dollars he helped steer to widen I-75 in Collier County. This year he helped secure a provision in the Omnibus Appropriations bill that allowed for the Miami Harbor Deep Dredge project to move forward. Once the project is complete it is expected that it will lead to tens of thousands of new jobs and a significant economic impact to the area.
  • Voted in favor of legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, and understands it will create thousands of jobs, move the United States closer to energy independence and strengthen our national security
Dan Donovan
NY-11
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Dan Donovan

New York’s 11th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

Dan grew up on Staten Island, the only son of two working class parents.  He has dedicated his life to serving the people of New York. He began his career as a prosecutor.  Eventually Dan was elected to Richmond County District Attorney, beginning 12 years of service in that office.  First elected in a special election in 2015, Dan is the U.S. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district.

  • A strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.
  • Supporter of the RAPID Act, which streamlines federal permitting regulations to expedite infrastructure projects.
  • Supports fair and competitive wages, as well as fair work agreements which protect our law enforcement agents, teachers, unions and their families
Brian Fitzpatrick
PA-8
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Brian Fitzpatrick

Pennsylvania’s 8th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives 

Representing Pennsylvania’s 8th District since 2017, Brian is uniquely qualified to reform our government and work to make sure the American Dream stays on track.  For nearly a decade and a half, Brian served as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent where his focus was fighting political corruption and supporting global counterterrorism efforts. A Levittown native, Brian is a graduate of LaSalle University, Penn State University and the Dickinson School of Law.  He is both a licensed attorney and a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania. 

  • Brian supports policies that put American manufacturing at the forefront of our economy, as it creates family sustaining careers and true wealth for our nation. 
  • He has supported a continuous review and the repeal of outdated federal regulations holding back local small businesses and their employees. 
  • A strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon in legislation, and a vocal supporter of Project Labor Agreements. 
  • Strong supporter and leader in the Republican party on limiting H2B visas and ensuring that American jobs go to American workers. 
  • Voted against his own party’s effort to repeal Obamacare 

“I extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case. It threatens the ability of public-sector unions to represent the interests of working families in my district and around the country.  Unions don’t benefit just their members, but all working families. This decision will weaken unions ability to represent the concerns of working families and efforts to fight for reforms to improve their lives.  While disappointed in this decision, I stand by the working middle-class families of Bucks and Montgomery counties and will work with my friends in the Labor Community to respond to this poor decision.” 

-Brian Fitzpatrick 

Dave Joyce
OH-14
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Dave Joyce

Ohio’s 14th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

A lifelong Ohioan, Dave has dedicated his life to family and community. After completing school, Dave moved back to his hometown of Cuyahoga County worked as a public defender, and eventually served as County Prosecutor. Throughout his service as the Geauga County Prosecuting Attorney, Dave built a reputation as being a protector of both Geauga County families and Geauga County taxpayers. In 2012, Dave was elected to represent the 14th District of Ohio for the 113th Congress. He is now serving is his third term in office.

Dave is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.

As a member of the Buy American Caucus, American jobs are Dave’s number one priority. He believes we should be promoting American companies and encouraging consumers to buy American made goods.

Dave believes the U.S. must take an “all of the above” approach that utilizes all available energy sources, including coal, oil, natural gas, and wind. In Congress, he has supported efforts which promote and prioritize the domestic production of energy sources.

John Katko
NY-24
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John Katko

New York’s 24th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives 

John Katko was first elected to represent the 24th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2014 and re-elected for a second term in November 2016.  A Camillus, NY native, John left his 20-year career as a federal prosecutor to run for public office. 

  • A strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation. 
  • John knows that we must reduce our reliance on foreign oil and expand North American energy production and supports responsible projects to enhance our national energy security to expand our domestic energy infrastructure.  He’s fought alongside our local communities to support the nuclear plants in Central New York. 
  • He recognizes the importance of nuclear energy, which is knows is emissions-free, steady, and a large employer in the district. 
  • John introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Securing Required Funding for Water Infrastructure Now Act (SRF WIN Act) in the House to modernize our nation’s water infrastructure systems.  The bill modernizes federal investment in water infrastructure to leverage $1 billion into over $50 billion in new funds to complete thousands of vetted water and wastewater State Revolving Fund projects. 
  • A member of the bi-partisan Problem Solvers Caucus, John helped author an infrastructure report highlighting the importance of investing in infrastructure on a federal level.
Peter King
NY-2
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Peter King

New York’s 2nd District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

Peter King is currently serving his thirteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his years in Congress, Rep. King has attained a reputation for being well-informed and independent. Prior to serving in Congress, Pete King was elected to three terms as the Comptroller of Nassau County. Before serving in county government, Rep. King had extensive experience as a practicing attorney and civic leader. He began his political career in November 1977 by winning election to the Hempstead Town Council.

  • Peter is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.
  • After Superstorm Sandy, Peter spearheaded House efforts to pass $60.4 billion in disaster relief funding for areas hit by Sandy, which includes Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
  • To assist veterans who are homeless and have fallen on hard times, Peter worked to secure increased funding for Veterans Supportive Housing. This provides homeless vets with increased access to housing vouchers and VA clinical services – helping them to get back on their feet so they have the opportunity for employment and a fresh start. He also authored the Jobs for Veterans Act (H.R. 4660) to increase the work opportunity tax credit for employers who hire veterans discharged or released from active military duty after September 11, 2001.
  • Peter has been a longtime opponent of federal regulations stifling the practice of hydraulic fracturing to capture natural gas. He also strongly supported the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and the opening of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling.
Adam Kinzinger
IL-16
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Adam Kinzinger

Illinois’s 16th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

Adam Kinzinger is currently serving his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives, where his top priorities include strengthening U.S. energy policy and making our nation less reliant on foreign resources as well as bolstering the strength of our national security – both at home and abroad. Currently serving as a Deputy Republican Whip at the age of 38, Adam is one of the youngest Members of Congress and was named ‘A Republican Role Model for 2017’ by the Washington Post. Prior to being elected to Congress, Adam served in the Air Force in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Adam’s roots run deep across Illinois. He was born in Kankakee, grew up in Bloomington, and now resides in Channahon.

  • Adam is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.
  • Adam represents a district that is home to four nuclear power plants, miles of windmills, hydropower plants, and ethanol and biodiesel plants. He understands that the nuclear energy production alone employs more than 2,500 people throughout the 16th district, and that coal and natural gas are also vital to the district. With such rich energy resources, Adam has made advancing energy production throughout the 16th district and the United States a focus of his time in office.
  • One of Adam’s top priorities has been to highlight the District’s energy diversity and bring this vision to Washington. He has held energy roundtables, discussed energy issues at town halls and local gas stations, and visited energy-producing facilities across the district, including conducting a day long, district-wide energy tour.
Leonard Lance
NJ-7
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Leonard Lance

New Jersey’s 7th District, running for re-election to House of Representatives

Leonard was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2008 and reelected to a fifth term on November 8, 2016 to represent New Jersey's 7th Congressional District. Prior to coming to Congress, Leonard served as a member of the New Jersey State Senate beginning in 2002, where he represented the 23rd Legislative District. He held the position of Minority Leader of the Senate from 2004 to 2008. Prior to coming to Congress, Leonard served as a member of the New Jersey Legislature where he took on Govs. Whitman and McGreevey over borrowing without voter approval. He is the author of the 2008 Lance Amendment to the New Jersey Constitution that prohibits further state borrowing without voter approval.

  • Leonard is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.
  • Leonard is committed to an “all-of-the-above” American-made energy policy to help bring down fuel prices, create more jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign energy.
  • Leonard voted four times to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring secure energy to America, support the creation of thousands of jobs, and help bring down prices at the pump.

“I am truly honored to have the support of the hardworking men and women of New Jersey’s building trades and I look forward to continue working with them to advocate for infrastructure, local jobs and fair wages in New Jersey. People in Washington could certainly learn a lesson about hard work from New Jersey’s building trades workers.” - Leonard Lance

David McKinley
WV-1
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David McKinley

West Virginia’s 1st District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

David has represented the First District of West Virginia since January 3, 2011. Born in Wheeling in 1947, David attended public schools and worked his way through college, graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college he spent the next 12 years in the construction industry and taught night classes in local technical colleges. David is also the founder of McKinley and Associates — an architectural and engineering firm. Over the 44 years that David ran the business, he created hundreds of jobs.

  • Dave is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.
  • Introduced the Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub Study Act (H.R. 2568): Advances a feasibility study for creating a natural gas liquids storage hub in the region, which would attract tens of thousands of jobs and billions in investment.
  • Believes it is imperative that we accelerate the oil & gas pipeline permitting process so we can build the infrastructure necessary to get more resources to the marketplace.
  • Co-authored a bipartisan letter encouraging President Trump to adopt certain priorities as part of any infrastructure program, including the use of prevailing wage standards in any infrastructure package, to rely on the existing registered apprenticeship model, and to distribute infrastructure funds to “all corners of the country.”
  • Dave helped create the first ever Building Trades Caucus in Congress.
John Shimkus
IL-15
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John Shimkus

Illinois’s 15th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

In 1996 John was first elected to the United States Representative. Since then, among his duties in Congress he is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chairman of its Environment Subcommittee. Before time in Congress, John’s public service began as he graduated from West Point in 1980. After attending Airborne and Ranger school, John went on to serve as a U.S. Army infantry officer for six years followed by serving in the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement in 2008 as a lieutenant colonel.

John is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.

Over the years, John has worked with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance policies that enhance our nation's energy security and public safety. Many of these policies were eventually signed into law, including the 2016 law modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act, and his tireless efforts in supporting biodiesel and ethanol were instrumental in the inclusion of this Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the Energy and Policy Act of 2005.

As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, John is focused on promoting Illinois’ resources of oil, coal and agricultural products. He has supported expanding our country’s own resources through fracking, off-shore drilling, drilling in ANWR, and he has been a proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Chris Smith
NJ-4
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Chris Smith

New Jersey’s 4th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

Elected in 1980, Chris Smith is currently in his 19th two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves residents of the Fourth Congressional District of New Jersey.  As of January 2018, Chris ranks second among all 435 Members of the House over the last two decades in the number of laws authored.  He has gotten more comprehensive bills signed into law than the rest of the New Jersey Congressional delegation combined.  Before running for Congress, Chris worked in his family's sporting goods business and earned the Eagle Scout award.  After graduating with a B.A. from Trenton State College in 1975, he became executive director of the New Jersey Right to Life Committee in 1976.

  • A strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in all legislation considered.
  • Chris is a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act.
  • He is the prime author of four anti-human trafficking laws including the landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).
  • Track Record of supporting Water and Energy Infrastructure creating jobs for UA members.

“For me, the cause of working families—and the critical importance of unions in the never-ending fight for fair wages and benefits, workplace protections and other important terms of employment achieved through collective bargaining is a core conviction”
- Chris Smith

“Chris is grateful to have the endorsement of the one million-strong New Jersey AFL-CIO, and looks forward to the active support of the working men and women of the AFL-CIO as part of his broad-based, grassroots reelection campaign. Chris is widely recognized as a bipartisan problem solver who effectively works across the aisle to get things done—fighting to grow our economy, improve infrastructure, and bring jobs to New Jersey especially and including at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. He has successfully written laws on a variety of issues critical to New Jersey’s working families—veterans laws; laws regarding healthcare, autism, and education; anti-human trafficking laws to combat both sex and labor trafficking; and laws protecting children, human rights, and national security. He is a legislative leader, second in the House when it comes to getting bills enacted into law.”
- Chris Smith’s Campaign Spokesperson after receiving the endorsement from the New Jersey AFL-CIO

Mike Turner
OH-10
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Mike Turner

Ohio’s 10th District, running for re-election to the House of Representatives

Mike Turner is a lifelong resident of Southwest Ohio. His father worked in the manufacturing industry in Dayton for over 40 years, and his mother taught elementary school in the Huber Heights School District. After completely school, Mike practiced law in Dayton for over 17 years and in 1991, he opened his own private legal practice specializing in real estate and corporate law. He then went on to serve as Mayor of the City of Dayton for eight years. Mike was first elected to Congress in 2002. In Congress, he serves as a subcommittee Chairman on the House Armed Services Committee and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

  • Mike is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.
  • Mike has made advocating for the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base a top priority, and throughout his time in Congress, Wright-Patterson has successfully added approximately 10,000 jobs and remains the largest single-site employer in the state of Ohio and a huge driver of our regional economy.
  • Mike has long supported an all-of-the-above approach to domestic energy production. Through bi-partisan legislation, Mike aims to help strengthen our strategic partnerships with key allies, reduce the trade deficit and boost job growth right here at home by increasing U.S. natural gas exports.
  • Mike worked to save the old GM plant from demolition and attracted Fuyao to invest in the plant and create thousands of jobs in the area.
Don Young
AK-At-Large
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Don Young

Alaska’s At-Large Congressional District, running for re-election the House of Representatives

Don calls Fort Yukon, Alaska home. When he first moved to Alaska, Don made a living in construction and tried his hand at commercial fishing, trapping, and in the search for gold. He first entered public service in 1964 when he was elected Mayor of Fort Yukon. Two years later, Alaskan voters elected him to the State Legislature in Juneau where he served in the State House from 1966 to 1970, and later in the State Senate from 1970 to 1973. Just hours after being sworn in to United States House of Representatives in 1973, he found himself leading the historic battle for approval of the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline. Often citing this as the single most important achievement in his career, Don stated, “Next to statehood itself, the most historical legislation passed that affected every Alaskan then, now, and in the future, was the passage of the pipeline legislation.”

  • Don is a strong supporter and ally in the Republican party of protecting Davis Bacon and Project Labor Agreements in legislation.
  • Don strongly believes America must become energy independent. He has fought for a balance between conservation and development of our nation’s resources and has taken the lead on several far-reaching bills this Congress, including reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the opening of ANWR to exploration.
  • Before being elected to public office, Don saw firsthand the problems we had with a lack of infrastructure as a tug and barge operator along the Yukon River. The current surface transportation law, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which was signed into law on December 4, 2015, is the first long term surface transportation bill in over a decade. Through his senior role on the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure committee Don was able to steer more than $308 million for Alaska specific projects.

Senate Candidates

Phil Bredesen
Tennessee
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Phil Bredesen

Tennessee, Running for US Senate

Phil Bredesen is a former governor, mayor and CEO who has spent his career working on common-sense solutions in the public and private sectors.  Elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 — becoming the first governor in Tennessee history to win all 95 counties — Phil’s bipartisan style has garnered widespread support among Democrats and Republicans looking for thoughtful leadership.  Before serving as Tennessee’s governor, Phil Bredesen was mayor of Nashville.

  • As governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011, Phil Bredesen balanced eight consecutive budgets, opposed a state income tax, kept the state government afloat during the Great Recession, reined in out-of-control Medicaid costs, and championed land and water conservation initiatives. 
  • As governor, Tennessee created more than 200,000 new jobs and generated more than $34 billion in new business investments. 
  • During Phil’s time as mayor, Nashville enjoyed record economic growth by recruiting high-quality jobs and companies such as hospital chain HCA Inc. He led the city’s efforts to recruit two professional sports teams: the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the NHL’s Nashville Predators. 
Joe Donnelly
Indiana
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Joe Donnelly

Indiana, Running for re-election to the U.S. Senate 

As a husband, father, and former small business owner, Joe Donnelly understands what it means to be a Hoosier: a commitment to family, faith and hard work. These values were instilled in Joe starting at a young age.  Prior to serving in Congress, Joe helped run a small business in Mishawaka, practiced law in South Bend, and worked with both Democrats and Republicans to ensure fair and accurate election results by serving on the Indiana State Election Board. 

  • Has consistently fought to renegotiate NAFTA and for fair trade deals that support Hoosier workers and keep good-paying jobs in the U.S. 
  • A portion of Joe’s AMERICA Works Act was included in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which seeks to modernize our workforce development system. Joe’s bill aligns federal job training efforts with in-demand jobs and industry certification. 
  • Joe’s Skills Gap Strategy Act would require the Department of Labor to provide recommendations to Congress to better utilize apprenticeships and other workforce development programs. 
  • Voted to restrict employer interference in union organizing and to enable employees to form & join labor organizations, and to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts. 
  • Helped pass the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which included significant investments in infrastructure, including surface transportation, rural water and waste water, rural broadband, and energy infrastructure. 
  • Since 2013, more than 35 of Joe’s measures have been signed into law. 
  • Fought against anti-Davis Bacon and PLA measures brought forward during the Senate’s appropriation process. 

 “I’ve worked every day in the Senate to make sure that a good-paying job, a robust economy and a strong union are all available to hard-working Hoosiers.  Whether fighting to keep jobs here at home with my End Outsourcing Act or making sure that workers have the skills 21st Century employers need, I’ve worked with unions like the northeast Indiana AFL-CIO to make sure Hoosiers have the tools they need to get ahead. I’m running for re-election because we need more people bringing Hoosier common sense to Washington and standing up for our workers in the Senate.” 

Joe Donnelly 

Heidi Heitkamp
North Dakota
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Heidi Heitkamp

North Dakota, running for reelection to the U.S. Senate 

Heid Heitkamp was first sworn into the Senate in 2013. During her time in office she has become known for working across the aisle to fight for North Dekotans.  As a former director of the one-of-a-kind Dakota Gasification synfuels plant, Heidi has a long record of serving as a champion for North Dakota’s energy jobs and industry.  She has also served as North Dakota’s Attorney General, battling drug dealers, protecting senior citizens from scams, and working to keep sexual predators off streets and away from kids, even after their prison terms were up. 

Heidi grew up in a large family in the small town of Mantador, North Dakota. Alongside her six brothers and sisters, she learned the value of hard work and responsibility, leading her to choose a life of public service. 

  • By working across the aisle, Heidi successfully negotiated and helped pass historic legislation that eliminated the nation’s 40-year ban on crude oil exports, boosting oil exports across the country. 
  • Heidi continues to advocate for the build out of increased pipeline infrastructure and capacity in this country, which almost always provides a safe and reliable mode of energy transportation. 
  • Authored major legislation to make it affordable for coal plants to lower their carbon pollution by incentivizing utilities companies to invest in clean coal technologies. Heidi’s legislation, the Advanced Clean Coal Technology Investment in Our Nation Act, would enable coal-fired power to remain a key energy source well into the future, keep energy prices low, defend coal jobs, and support a true all-of-the-above energy strategy. 
  • Helped lead efforts to open up the ability for increased exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). By opening up LNG to new markets, Heidi believes we will increase demand and move producers in North Dakota to expedite their efforts to capture the flared natural gas by building additional pipeline infrastructure and storage facilities. 
  • Leader in fighting against so called “Right to Work” measures in the Senate and fights back against anti Davis Bacon attacks. 

“No on fights harder for working North Dakotans than Senator Heidi Heitkamp does. When you think about the choice before us in this election, it's a no-brainer: Heidi has been a champion for protecting workers' pensions, Social Security and Medicare. As someone who's paid into a pension and Social Security all my life, and as a union member for 41 years, I can tell you these programs are crucial to folks like me and my family. When it comes to making sure everyone gets a fair shake — and folks who've worked all their lives get the benefits they've earned — Heidi is a fighter who gets results and always puts North Dakota first.” - WAYNE BURLOG, NORTHERN VALLEY LABOR COUNCIL 

Joe Manchin
West Virginia
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Joe Manchin

West Virginia, running for re-election to the U.S. Senate 

Born and raised in the small coal mining town of Farmington, W.Va., Sen. Manchin grew up learning the values that all West Virginians share – family, common sense, fairness and hard work.  Joe went to work in the mines when he was 11 and helped organize a union in his 20s.  From his days as a state legislator to his six years as Governor to his current role as a U.S. Senator, Joe has always been committed to connecting with the people of West Virginia and making service to them his top priority. 

  • Strongly committed to developing a balanced national energy plan that utilizes all of our resources and recognizes that fossil fuels will be a vital part of our energy mix for decades to come. He believes that a balanced, commonsense approach that considers the needs of our environment and the demands of our economy, can and must be developed if we are to achieve energy independence within this generation. 
  • Fights to protect West Virginia Workers’ income and Davis Bacon protections and believes it should not be a partisan issue. 
  • Secured funding priorities for West Virginia in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill that included significant funding infrastructure 
  • Voted against overturning the vital OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Rule 

“It means so much to have the support of both business leaders and labor in this campaign because there is so much more we can do when we are united. All sides must come together to create good-paying jobs with benefits for our people. Creating new job opportunities isn’t political — it’s about bringing the right people together to achieve a common goal.” 
-Senator Joe Manchin 

“In West Virginia, the dedication and work ethic of our workers is second to none. They have always set the bar for productivity, quality and innovation. They work hard every day, take care of their families, and support our communities, our state and our country. They take pride in their work and go the extra mile to do the job right.” 
-Senator Joe Manchin 

Claire McCaskill
Missouri
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Claire McCaskill

Missouri, running for re-election to the U.S. Senate 

In 2006, Claire was elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri, winning the seat once held by Harry Truman.  Before her election to the U.S. Senate, McCaskill served as State Auditor of Missouri, as well as Jackson County Prosecutor and member of the Missouri House of Representatives.  Claire returns home to Missouri nearly every weekend, where she loves spending time with her eleven grandchildren. 

  • Claire believes that Missouri has the potential to be on the forefront of emerging energy sources and technology, and that such developments would lead to better jobs and business opportunities for the state. 
  • Demonstrated her independence, promoting an all-of-the-above energy approach, and supporting projects such as cutting-edge Missouri-made small modular nuclear reactors, the Keystone XL and Flanagan oil pipelines, and renewable energies such as wind and solar. 
  • Claire passed into law her bipartisan Federal Permitting Improvement Act to streamline and speed up the federal permitting process for big infrastructure projects. 
  • Stood with working families of Missouri in the fight against the Republican’s Right to Work measure Proposition A 
  • Voted in support of S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016
Bill Nelson
Florida
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Bill Nelson

Florida, running for re-election to the U.S. Senate

Bill Nelson began his career in public service in 1972 with his election to the Florida Legislature. He then served six terms in the U.S. Congress representing Orlando and the Space Coast.  Bill was first elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2000. Since then, he's stood up to the insurance companies and Wall Street banks and fought for our country’s middle class.  Now in his third term, he's continuing to fight for lower taxes, better education, Medicare and Social Security.  Bill is someone who thinks public service is a noble calling - which is why he's devoted his life to serving his community, his state and his country.

  • Led efforts to create a national blueprint for infrastructure investment, which includes funding to bring our high-speed internet networks, airports, seaports, roads, bridges and transit systems into the 21st century.
  • As ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Nelson has been an advocate of investing in projects to improve Florida’s infrastructure and protecting consumers and workers.
  • Co-authored the bipartisan FAST Act law in 2015 to provide more than $12 billion for road and transit projects in Florida.
  • Nelson secured billions in federal assistance to help Florida recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma: including funding for Florida’s citrus growers, Florida’s schools, and resources to complete the Herbert Hoover Dike by 2022.
  • Voted in support of restricting employer interference in union organizing and enabling employees to form & join labor organizations.

“I am honored to have the support of the hard-working men and women who are the heartbeat of our communities and Florida’s economy.  I will continue to fight each and every day for our hard-working families and the future of our great state.” - Sen. Bill Nelson

Jacky Rosen
Nevada
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Jacky Rosen

Jacky Rosen 

Nevada, running for U.S. Senate 

Jacky Rosen has lived in Nevada for nearly 40 years. She grew up in a working class family, working two jobs through college and taking out student loans to make ends meet. She waited tables and was a proud member of Culinary Workers Union Local 226.  After a successful career as computer programmer and software developer, Jacky ran for Congress in Nevada’s 3rd District because she saw an opportunity to make a difference for her community.  Now Jacky sees an opportunity to step up again and make a difference for Nevada families by serving in the Senate. 

  • In the House, she’s been rated one of the most bipartisan freshmen. Jacky is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, working across party lines to try to find common ground and deliver results for Nevadans. 
  • Helped write a bipartisan policy proposals to tackle infrastructure reform which include solutions to improve surface transportation, port and inland waterways, aviation, water and wastewater, energy, and communications infrastructure. 
  • Since first being elected to Congress, Jacky has fought against and voted down every anti-davis bacon bill that has been brought to the floor. 
  • Jacky is leading by example to reform how Washington works. Rosen ran her office so efficiently in 2017 that she returned a quarter-million dollars in unspent taxpayer money. 

“I'll fight for hardworking families every day in the Senate because strong unions are the backbone of a strong middle class.” 
- Jacky Rosen 

Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona
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Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona, running for U.S. Senate 

Born in Tucson, Kyrsten Sinema went to ASU, where she now teaches as a proud Sun Devil.  After graduating, she worked with students and families in Arizona.  Kyrsten’s commitment to service led her to the Arizona Legislature, and sine 2012, serving as the U.S. Representative from Arizona's 9th congressional district, where Kyrsten works every day to deliver for Arizona families – expanding access to quality, affordable health care, helping veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, creating good–paying jobs for Arizonans, and keeping Americans safe at home and abroad. 

  • Kyrsten knows that for Arizona to thrive, we have to build an economy that works for everyone. She’s worked across the aisle to help create good-paying jobs, cut red tape for small businesses, and grow Arizona’s economy.  Kyrsten worked with Senator John McCain to protect $3.5 billion in school funding for Arizona. She has also worked across the aisle to make college and skills training more affordable. Kyrsten is committed to making sure all Arizonans have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce. 
  • In Congress she is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, working across party lines to try to find common ground and deliver results for Arizonians. 
  • Helped write a bipartisan policy proposals to tackle infrastructure reform which include solutions to improve surface transportation, port and inland waterways, aviation, water and wastewater, energy, and communications infrastructure. 
  • Michelle has voted with unions and fought against anti Davis-Bacon legislation, as well as anti- project labor agreement legislation. 
John Tester
Montana
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John Tester

Running for re-election, Montana

First elected to the Senate in 2006, Senator Jon Tester is a third-generation Montana farmer, a proud grandfather, and a former school teacher who has deep roots in hard work, responsibility and accountability.  Jon and his wife Sharla still farm the same land near the town of Big Sandy. that was homesteaded by Jon’s grandparents in 1912.

  • Sat down with UA Local 30 earlier this year to hear what our members’ priorities are for a much-needed infrastructure bill.
  • Has been and continues to be a strong vocal supporter of a responsibly-built Keystone XL Pipeline, because he believes responsible energy development will not only increase energy security and create jobs, but it will also spur small businesses and new opportunities. It’s also why he believes the pipeline should be built with American steel.
  • Takes feedback he hears from Montanans and brings it to Washington. Jon has had 18 bills signed into law by President Donald Trump. Jon’s bills have increased accountability in Washington, cracked down on bad actors at the VA, and delivered on rural priorities for Montana.
  • Created a the plan #EmployMT, a comprehensive strategy to create high-paying jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, invest in the workforce, and spur innovation in Montana.
  • Strong supporter of Davis Bacon protections and Project Labor Agreements.
  • Strongly opposes Anti-Union Legislation such as Right to Work.

“We are standing on the shoulders of the working folks and labor union members who came before us, who fought for fair wages, fair hours and safe working conditions. It is our responsibility to increase economic prosperity for our kids and grandkids.

As your Senator, I will always stand with working families. I will continue to fight for good jobs, push for livable wages, and your protect and expand the right to collectively bargain, and strengthen working conditions so everyone has a fair shot at prosperity. I will fight to increase access to quality and affordable health care and protect critical pensions and safety nets so families can retire in peace. I will also continue to stand with you and fight alongside of you to beat back the attacks on organized labor and working families. When workers unite, we can accomplish anything.”

Toured the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall before our infrastructure roundtable kicked off in Billings earlier today. Got to see some master craftsmen in action. #FlattopFriday pic.twitter.com/C1vLqycVoo

— Senator Jon Tester (@SenatorTester) January 13, 2018

Tester’s statement after Imerys ordered union workers out of their place of employment in Three Forks: “Imerys needs to unlock its doors and get back to the negotiating table. Folks in Three Forks deserve fair wages and benefits, and I'll hold the company accountable to ensure it delivers.”