Local 580 represents nearly 900 public servants throughout Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE – Today, Services Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 580 announced its endorsement of Governor Dan McKee for a full term. Local 580 members are public employees who serve low-income families, children, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Members share our mission to make Rhode Island a better, more fair state for working families while continuing to improve access to high-quality and affordable services the state provides.
“The hard-working members of Local 580 step up for Rhode Islanders in need, fighting for children, families, and the most vulnerable in our state,” said Governor Dan McKee. “Through much-needed tax relief, investments in education and childcare, and long-term strategies to boost our economy, we are making Rhode Island a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Local 580 members know that I have their backs, and can provide the leadership this state needs – and I am thankful for their support.”
“It’s no secret that Governor McKee inherited a mess at agencies like DCYF and DHS when he took office 18 months ago. But, in that time, he has made it clear that he will give frontline workers a seat at the table to listen to our concerns and make much-needed change. Together, we’re working to address the unprecedented workforce crisis we are facing, and Governor McKee has our full confidence in getting the job done. He is a collaborative and experienced leader, and we’re proud to endorse him for a full term to tackle these problems head-on,” said Matthew Gunnip, President of SEIU Local 580.
SEIU Local 580 joins labor organizations Rhode Island AFL-CIO, NEA Rhode Island, Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, Laborers’ District Council, AFSCME Council 94, IBEW Locals 99 and 2323, Teamsters Local 251, ATU Local 618, NAGE/IBPO Rhode Island, UAW Region 9A, Painters District Council 11, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51, Iron Workers Local 37, United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters, IFPTE Local 400, Boilermakers Local 29, Bricklayers Local 3, Eastern Millwright Local 1121, Elevator Constructors Local 39, Heat & Frost Insulators Local 6, Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 40, Roofers Local 33, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Sprinkler Fitters Local 669, professional organizations the RI Troopers Association, as well as the Rhode Island Democratic Party, the Democratic Governors Association, and the Cumberland, East Providence, Johnston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, and Westerly Democratic committees in endorsing Governor Dan McKee’s campaign for a full term.