October 5, 2020 In the News

Shaheen endorsed by four labor unions in bid for third term

By John DiStaso
October 5, 2020

FOUR LABOR UNIONS’ ENDORSEMENTS. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Monday was endorsed by four organized labor groups representing more than 7,500 workers in the state, her campaign said.

Backing the Democratic incumbent, who is seeking a third term, are Iron Workers Local 7, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, IBEW Local 490 and the Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborers’ District Council.

Shaheen was praised by officials of the organizations as a champion for working men and women, as a supporter of collective bargaining and organizing rights and as a proponent of a higher federal minimum wage and increased health care credits for the middle class.

The officials said she has worked to protect pensions and to preserve funding for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

“New Hampshire is strong when we stand with our workers, and I will always fight to protect our Granite State union men and women,” Shaheen said.

“This pandemic has hit our economy hard, and I have helped drive legislation to ensure that our workers receive proper protections and the PPE they need because many of them are on the front lines, serving our local communities.

“Right now, I am pushing for federal resources to help restore our economy and create good jobs and job training programs right here in New Hampshire.”