The Murray campaign has been endorsed by every labor union that has endorsed so far in the race; today marks a total of 19 union endorsements.
SEATTLE— Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s re-election campaign today announced endorsements from several more labor unions: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46, International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 609, and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #5.
“As a true champion for labor, Ed Murray has been there for those who are building Seattle everyday,” says Keith Weir, Business Representative for IBEW 46. “His support for policies that are inclusive of community, and opportunities that can be provided via apprenticeships and careers in the building trades, has proven him to be an ally that IBEW Local 46 is proud to endorse. We look forward to working with the mayor for the foreseeable future to continue to show the rest of the state how a clear vision for growth and opportunity can be achieved via working partnerships at all levels.”
Philip E. Lindquist, Director of Governmental Affairs, says that IUPAT District Council 5 “is proud to endorse Mayor Ed Murray for re-election. It’s great to have a Mayor that will listen and have a thoughtful dialogue on the important labor issues.”
“We remain proud to support Ed and appreciative of the leadership he is showing in the face of the regional and national threats to our city’s progressive nature,” says David Westberg, Business Manager for IUOE Local Union 609.
IBEW 46 includes King, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties and is composed of over 5,000 members in a variety of craft units. IUOE Local 609 is the oldest and largest union local representing only classified (non-teaching) employees of K-12 public schools in Washington State, representing 700 members. IUPAT District Council 5 is an organization of painters, decorators, drywall finishers, sign painters, bridge & structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, carpet & soft tile layers, architectural metal & glass workers, paint makers and allied trades in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah and Northern Idaho.
For the full list of individual and organizational endorsements, please visit https://mayoredmurray.com/endorsements/.