MADISON– Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement announcing an endorsement from the SEIU Wisconsin State Council for her candidacy for Wisconsin’s 16th Senate District:

“Today I am proud to announce that my candidacy has been endorsed by the hardworking members of the SEIU Wisconsin State Council, including its affiliates and allied locals. The dedication of SEIU to championing for workers in the service industry and helping professions is unparalleled, and their members contribute countless valued services throughout our state,” said Sargent.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Wisconsin State Council coordinates for Wisconsin’s eight SEIU locals. SEIU is the nation’s largest and fastest growing union with 2.1 million members nationwide and over 10,000 members in Wisconsin. SEIU’s membership is among the most diverse in the labor movement and includes the public sector, building services and health care employees.

“It is an honor to be endorsed by the dedicated members of the SEIU Wisconsin State Council. Wisconsin workers deserve a living wage, paid family & sick leave, fair scheduling practices & overtime compensation, and so much more. I will continue to champion for workers’ rights in the State Senate, and to ensure that employees have a seat at the table in the workplace. I am proud to be endorsed by SEIU Wisconsin as we come together to build long-term power for workers in our state,” said Sargent.

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