The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) announced their endorsement of Abby Finkenauer – the daughter of a UA Local 601 member and a strong fighter for UA members when she was in Congress – in her campaign for U.S. Senate today.
“Abby Finkenauer knows our values because she lives them. As the daughter of a UA Local 601 member, Abby saw firsthand the grit, determination, and hard work each of our members bring to work every day – and Abby will bring that same grit to the Senate fighting for Iowans,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. “In Congress, Abby went to work with one simple goal: to make life better for working families. Abby voted for the PRO Act, the single most important piece of pro-union legislation in generations. Abby fought to protect Davis-Bacon and expand workers’ rights, because she knows what it means to come from a union family. But don’t just take my word for it – Abby has a lifetime voting record of 100% with the AFL-CIO. We need Abby Finkenauer in the United States Senate where she will continue to live her UA values and put Iowa’s working families first.”
“Here at the UA, we’re proud to count Abby Finkenauer as one of our own. In Congress, Abby worked tirelessly to protect our jobs and to make sure all Iowans had a fair shot at the middle class. We were honored to stand with her then, and we’re even more honored to stand with her now as she runs to represent us in the Senate,” said Mike Sadler, Business Manager of UA Local 125 in Cedar Rapids, IA. “Abby knows the challenges our members face daily because she grew up in a UA household. Abby knows how important labor protections like Davis-Bacon and registered apprenticeships are to our members and to our careers – because she’s one of us. In Washington, Abby will bring the same grit and tenacity to the Senate that she learned growing up in a UA family. We’re proud to have her back, because we know she has ours.”