WEST ALLIS, WI – Jessica Katzenmeyer (D-West Allis) who is running for State Senate in Wisconsin’s 5th District met with UW Health Nurses who just reached a historic agreement for their voices to be heard on Tuesday, September 13th.
After the agreement was reached, Katzenmeyer congratulated the nurses, “Congratulations to SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin and UW Health nurses on having their union recognized! Cheers to better working conditions for those who take care of us!”
Katzenmeyer is also proud to have the support of SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin in her campaign for State Senate in District 5. In the State Senate, Jessica will support union rights, restore dignity to the working middle class, and stand with our essential health care workers.
“Our health care workers are some of the very best. For too long they have been left behind and not appreciated for the services they provide to our communities,” Katzenmeyer said. “I am proud to have the support of SEIU.”
SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin joins a growing list of labor endorsements for Katzenmeyer’s campaign including the Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council, Wisconsin AFL-CIO, National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Education Association Council, AFSCME People, and Katzenmeyer’s former union, Teamsters Joint Council 39.
Katzenmeyer added, “My opponent’s anti-labor record is not popular nor acceptable for our communities. He supported making Wisconsin a “right to work” state as well as Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill that limited the ability of public employees to collectively bargain and required them to pay more for their benefits and pensions. He even sponsored the law that did away with Wisconsin’s prevailing wage requirements. These are unacceptable stances that have hurt Wisconsin working families.”
The 5th State Senate district covers western parts of West Allis, Wauwatosa, Elm Grove, Brookfield, New Berlin, and small parts of Waukesha. To learn more about Jessica’s campaign, please visit www.jessicaforwi.com, The general election is on November 8th, 2022.