Appleton, WI – The Nelson for Wisconsin campaign today announced an endorsement from the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America Western Region (UE), expanding upon the “Labor for Tom” coalition that includes 4 local unions and numerous local labor leaders. The union represents 35,000 workers nationally, with 700 in Wisconsin, ranging from truck drivers to die makers. Nelson shares their steadfast commitment to the PRO Act, Medicare For All, a $15 minimum wage, and opposing bad NAFTA-like trade deals that have shipped Wisconsin jobs overseas.

Nelson said, “I am so proud to have UE standing by my side. My family has roots within the union, with several cousins belonging to the Local 1111 at the sadly-defunct Milwaukee Allen-Bradley factory. This month is the 28th anniversary of the signing of NAFTA. Politicians from both parties have allowed unjust trade deals to ship our jobs overseas and hollow out our manufacturing base. I grew up in a neighborhood of paper mill workers, and it’s my neighbors and UE members that are guiding my fight for the U.S. Senate.”

United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America Western Region said, “United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America Western Region endorses Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate knowing his proven track record for workers, from saving a local paper mill to walking the picket lines with us across the state. We are also proud to note several of Tom’s cousins were members of the UE Local 1111 at Allen-Bradley before corporate greed shut down the plant. Tom is the champion of the working class in this race, shown by his unyielding support of the PRO Act, Medicare For All, a $15 minimum wage, and opposing bad trade deals. His family roots and record demonstrate he’s going to Washington to fight for our die makers, custodians, truck drivers, and everyone in between, not for the interests of Wall Street.”




Other “Labor for Tom” endorsements:


Green Bay Area Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 141

Appleton Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 257

Grand Chute Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 3655

Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association Local 599

Labor Leaders

Tim Jacobson, Chief Steward, UAW Local 578

John Matthews, Executive Director, Madison Teachers Inc, 1968 – 2016

Ryan Steffel, President, IAFF Local 1594

Joe Resch, Vice-President, IAFF Local 1594

Kilah Engelke, Recording Secretary, Milwaukee Building-Construction Trades Council

Jon Geenen, Former United Steelworkers International Vice-President

Dave Branson, Local Labor Leader

Nick Liesch, Sheet Metal Workers Local 18, business representative (retired), Past President of NorthEast Wisconsin Building and Construction Trades Council

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