The USW District 2 announced their endorsement of Dana Ferguson for US Congress, exclaiming they 'whole heartedly' support his candidacy.
MENASHA, Wisc. – Micheal Bolton, District 2 Director of the United Steel Workers (USW), announced the endorsement of Dana Ferguson for US Congress in Michigan's 1st Congressional District.
"The United Steelworkers appreciates Dana's support on the issues that mean the most to us – expanding and improving our economy, creating opportunities to put people back to work in family-sustaining jobs, and supporting the right for workers to bargain collectively for the pay and benefits they deserve," said Bolton.
The USW is North America’s largest industrial union. They're 1.2 million members and retirees strong in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The USW represents men and women who work in nearly every industry. Members are leaders in communities, work places, governments and more.
District 2 represents workers in United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union.
"Americans owe much of our job security, safety, work schedules, and more to labor unions," said Ferguson. "We wouldn’t be where we are without the safety and security unions provide to the working families in America. This is one of the largest endorsements this campaign has received. It's an honor and I will fight for hard working families across Northern Michigan and the UP every step of the way in Congress."
Bolton says if the labor movement is to once again thrive and grow, the issues on which Dana is running need to be addressed.
"It's clear Dana is the candidate willing to stand up and fight with us," said Bolton. "We must join to rebuild the middle class and make Michigan's economy strong again."
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Dana Ferguson was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA Local 1329) and the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Millwrights (Carpenters local 1510).