PHILADELPHIA– The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced its endorsement of Rich Lazer for Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.
“At a time when worker’s rights are under attack, Rich Lazer has been unwavering in his support of working families so that they get a fair return on work and are able to provide for their families. He stood with Philadelphia airport workers in their fight for a living wage and a union,” said Gabe Morgan, President of the SEIU PA State Council. “He worked tirelessly to make sure that children have access to clean, safe schools, rec centers and pre-k. Rich isn’t interested in flashy politics and simply does the hard work needed to get the job done. We need more elected leaders like him in Washington.”
SEIU represents 80,000 workers statewide—including Philadelphia School District blue collar workers, commercial office cleaners, security officers, health care workers, public service workers, laundry and distribution workers.
In the face of unprecedented attacks on working families from the Trump Administration, SEIU has endorsed champions who will join in the fight to help more Pennsylvanians join and form unions. 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 to 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.