CONTACT: John T. Zapfel, Communication Director
MILWAUKEE – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 494 Business Manager Dean A. Warsh issued the following statement in response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not seek reelection:
“The hundreds of working families who make up the IBEW Local 494 wish Speaker Ryan and his family the best as he returns to private life.
“This is increasingly one of the most important races in the nation. Speaker Ryan realizes working families are sick and tired of his leadership, because he has consistently attacked the working class, and used his powerful position to advocate for big-money donors, not his middle-class constituents.
“Now, we are looking forward to electing our union brother, Randy Bryce, to Congress. He will be a member of Congress focused on improving his constituents’ lives, and we can count on him to stand up for collective bargaining, unions, and the labor movement.”