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MILWAUKEE, WI – Today, the Wisconsin state AFL-CIO announced their endorsement of Randy Bryce for the First Congressional District.
“Randy Bryce will fight for working class issues like creating good Wisconsin jobs, building a better economy and protecting the freedom to collectively bargain with your employer for a fair wage, a safe workplace and a work-life balance,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “The hardworking men and women of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO are proud to support Randy Bryce because he stands ready to prioritize America’s middle class and unrig our economy.”
“The labor movement is ready to work to get Randy Bryce in Congress so he can lead on behalf of working people and protect our bedrock values like Social Security, the absolute right to join together in a union, and the ability to get paid time off to care for our loved ones,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “For far too long politicians have been rigging the rules against everyday Americans in order to benefit Wall Street and corporate campaign donors. Union Ironworker Randy Bryce will work to re-write the rules of our economy to better support working families and help us all prosper.”
About Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.