International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 494: Statement on the victories in Wisconsin

Contact: John T. Zapfel
414.870.2081 Cell
jz@ibew494.com
Twitter: @ibewlocal494

MILWAUKEE –The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 494 congratulate Tony Evers on his election for Governor of the State of Wisconsin. We applaud the hard fought campaign that led to this moment. This is a momentous occasion for the working people everywhere who are still fighting to level the playing field in their workplace. Evers said labor will always have a champion in the Office of the Governor and a seat at the table if he is Governor. Evers stands with working people and believes unions are critical to providing safe, good-paying jobs for people to provide for their families.

We congratulate US Senator Tammy Baldwin who has always stood on the side of the middle class on her re-election. From protecting retirement security to fighting to bring good jobs back to Wisconsin and investing in expanding apprenticeship and job trainings programs, working families need your voice in Washington. We appreciate your support and look forward to continue working with you as our US Senator.

IBEW Local 494 has made a significant impact in key Wisconsin races with a strong ground-game. IBEW and their members have targeted self-described “undecided” voters and made a pitch to them to defend the working class.  During GOTV members of the IBEW knocked on thousands of doors.

IBEW Local 494 also congratulate the following individuals on their victories, as well as other endorsed candidates by the IBEW:

  • Josh Kaul
  • Sarah Godlewski
  • Nikiya Harris Dodd

IBEW Local 494 Business Manager Dean Warsh, said, “Doors are the gold standard of campaign tactics. Personal contact with a friendly face at their door makes a lasting impression. Wisconsinites have been inundated with TV commercials and radio ads, robocalls and campaign mail pieces.  While much attention is paid to the spending on the airwaves, those touches have lasting impact. We have found great reception on the doors to our message of the need to defend the working class.”

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