UAW 9A represents nearly 1,000 workers in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE – Today, the United Auto Workers (UAW) announced its endorsement of Governor Dan McKee for a full term. UAW Region 9A represents nearly 1,000 workers in diverse sectors of the economy including the automotive, childcare, gaming, and human service industries.
“Working Rhode Islanders need steady leadership that will invest in good-paying jobs with good benefits to support them and their families. Together, we have created jobs and put Rhode Islanders back to work, earning Rhode Island the lowest unemployment rate on record. With investments to expand key sectors of our economy, and send direct tax relief to Rhode Island families, Veterans, seniors, and businesses, we are making Rhode Island a better place to live, work, and raise a family. I’m grateful to have the UAW’s support and look forward to keeping Rhode Island’s momentum going,” said Governor Dan McKee.
“Governor McKee has made clear that he has the backs of working people and their families,” said Beverley Brakeman, UAW Region 9A Director. “He supports the issues that are important to our members, including better and more fair working conditions, a strong economy, and tax relief for Rhode Islanders. In his first 18 months in office, he has proven that he has the leadership skills to turn Rhode Island’s economy around, and we look forward to supporting him at the polls on September 13.”
UAW Region 9A 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, 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, 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.