Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 105 announced their endorsement of John Hickenlooper for U.S. Senate as a champion for working families. Members of SEIU Local 105 include health care professionals, public sector employees, property service and industrial workers.
“This is the most important election in our lifetime. Now more than ever, we must elect leaders that will stand united with workers to fight for a better future,” said Ron Ruggiero, President of SEIU Local 105. “No matter where you come from or the color of your skin, our communities need elected leaders who will fight for racial and economic justice because we cannot have one without the other.”
“I’m honored to have SEIU Local 105’s 8,000 members in our corner in this election, including the frontline health care workers and essential workers helping Colorado battle this pandemic” said John Hickenlooper. “Working hand in hand with the folks at SEIU Local 105 we can build back our economy after COVID-19 better than it was before and ensure it works for everyone, not just those at the top. It’s time for a change in leadership in Washington to protect workers, create opportunities, and deliver for Colorado’s working families, and I look forward to helping bring that change.”
Hickenlooper has been endorsed by a growing coalition of organized labor groups, including the American Federation of Teachers, Colorado AFL-CIO, Colorado Professional Firefighters, Denver Firefighters 858, Pipefitters Local 208, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Colorado Education Association, LIUNA 720, United Auto Workers, Teamsters Local 455, American Federation of Government Employees, Communication Workers of America, American Federation of State, and County and Municipal Employees.