PITTSBURGH – 32BJ SEIU today congratulated Lindsey Williams on her primary victory in Pennsylvania’s SD38.
“Lindsey Williams’s win shows that voters want progressive leadership in Harrisburg to unrig the system against working families. Lindsey Williams will not only stand up against attacks on unions, but will fight to make sure every Pennsylvanian has the right to form and join a union,” said Gabe Morgan, 32BJ SEIU Vice President.
SEIU members – school workers, security officers, commercial office cleaners, healthcare workers and more – have knocked on thousands of doors for Williams since announcing its endorsement. Williams supports SEIU priorities like fair funding for our public schools, the Fight for $15, and good jobs to help build and sustain the middle class.
“Lindsey Williams will represent all people and all communities. Lindsey is courageous and not afraid to speak up for the voiceless. She will fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 and for fair funding for public schools,” said Nevada Webb, 32BJ SEIU member and resident of Larimer in District 38.
Union workers will play a pivotal role in the upcoming mid-term elections. As the Trump administration attacks unions and working families, union members are organizing and speaking out in record numbers. In March, 32BJ members joined with other union workers to make Conor Lamb’s stunning upset victory possible. And recently a wave of teachers’ strikes in red states like Arizona, West Virginia, Kentucky, Colorado, and Oklahoma have demonstrated that union members are willing to take to the streets by the thousands to demand that political leaders support students and workers.