Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Second Pa. Labor Union Endorses Corbett for Governor

Interesting news from the Corbett for Governor campaign. A second Pennsylvania labor union has endorsed Republican Tom Corbett for re-election:
    HARRISBURG, PA – The Corbett-Cawley campaign today announced that Boilermakers Local 154 have endorsed Governor Tom Corbett for re-election.  They are the second major labor union to endorse Governor Corbett.  In endorsing Corbett, Boilermakers Local 154 Business Manager Raymond C. Ventrone touted Governor Corbett’s commitment to the energy industry in Pennsylvania.
    "Since taking office, Governor Tom Corbett has kept his promise to fight for Pennsylvania jobs, making our Commonwealth stronger and more prosperous for our members, their families and all Pennsylvanians," said Business Manager Raymond Ventrone. "We look forward to what the next four years of Governor Corbett’s leadership will hold for Pennsylvania’s future and are proud to stand with him as he seeks re-election this November."
    The Boilermakers have a strong construction presence in the energy sector, including the construction and maintenance of power plants, electric power generation plants (including thermal, nuclear, and hydroelectric), gas turbines, gas processing plants and refineries (including oil and chemical).

    The Laborers' District Council of Western Pennsylvania also endorsed Corbett in late May, shortly after Corbett officially received the Republican nomination for re-election.  In endorsing Corbett, Laborers' District Council of Western Pennsylvania President and Business Manager Philip Ameris stated Governor Corbett is "someone you can trust and I think he's moving Pennsylvania in the right direction. He's very pragmatic and he keeps his word.” On their website, Ameris says, "it's not about the Republican or Democratic Parties. It's about Union issues. We will support, and hold accountable, candidates that are interested in protecting the working class."

    For more information on the Corbett-Cawley campaign’s "More Jobs, Less Taxes" agenda, please visit

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