The union is only as strong as we are. If we don’t get up and fight things stay the same with the 99% and the 1%.

~ Kim Squirrel, 32BJ Member, Western Pennsylvania

SEIU Endorses Joe Hohenstein and Chris Rabb for State Rep

Posted 4/17/18 | Filed in ,

PHILADELPHIA-The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) PA State Council today announced its endorsement of Rep. Chris Rabb, a Democratic running for re-election in the 200th District and  Joe Hohenstein, a Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 177th District.

“We support Rep. Chris Rabb because he has demonstrated that he’s willing to fight so that Philadelphia’s prosperity is seen in all neighborhoods. Rep. Rabb has fought so that Philadelphia airport workers can earn a living wage and have rights on the job,” said Gabe Morgan, President of SEIU PA State Council. “He supports raising the wage to $15 an hour. And he has prioritized full and fair funding of Philadelphia’s schools.”

Joe Hohenstein came from a union family and is committed to protecting working people’s wages, retirement security, health care and protection on the job. Joe Hohenstein stands for fair funding of Philadelphia’s public schools and will fight to make sure that Harrisburg invests real money in Philadelphia’s roads, bridges and transit. As an immigration lawyer, Joe Hohenstein has stood up for families who are working hard to achieve the American Dream,” said Morgan.

SEIU member volunteers will knock on thousands of doors for Joe Hohenstein and Chris Raab with canvasses in both districts this Saturday, April 21. Thousands of Pennsylvania SEIU members will get involved in political action this year to remind voters, candidates and elected officials that Pennsylvania needs unions to build the middle class.

SEIU members are also fighting to adopt the Fight for Fair PA agenda, which in addition to allowing more Pennsylvanians join and form unions, is a proactive vision that promotes a better and fairer commonwealth for all Pennsylvanians.  Endorsed candidates will join SEIU in its fight for $15 and union rights for workers, ensuring that our schools and human service programs are adequately funded, instituting much needed protections for the LGBTQ community and spearheading reforms to ensure that our criminal justice system operates in a more fair and equitable manner.

The SEIU State Council is comprised of SEIU Local 32BJ, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, SEIU Local 668, and the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Workers United.

###

For More Information

Julie Blust 215-713-6777 jblust@seiu32bj.org