Monday, October 20, 2014
Become the 22th Labor Organization to Endorse Gina Raimondo for Governor
PROVIDENCE – UNITE HERE Local 217 has become the 22nd labor organization to endorse Gina for governor. Representing hotel and food services workers, they are backing Gina as the clear choice for working families in this campaign.
“We are enthusiastically backing Gina for governor because she has the right approach to growing the economy,” said Mirjaam Parada, a cook at the Omni Hotel. "Gina understands that when working families do better, our economy is stronger. She will be a governor who rebuilds the middle class by creating good jobs.”
“I appreciate the support of Local 217,” said Gina. “I’m running for governor to grow our economy in a way that benefits everyone. We need to make sure that all Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to get ahead.”
Other labor organizations that have endorsed Gina include the Bricklayers' and Allied Craftsmen Local 3, Ironworkers' Local 37, Plumbers' & Pipefitters' Local 51, Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Local 40, Roofers' and Waterproofers' Local Union No. 33, Sprinkler Fitters Local 669, Operating Engineers' Local 57, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, United Steelworkers Local 12431, Elevator Constructors Local 39, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328, SEIU 1199 NE, IUPAT District Council 11, IBEW Local 99, 32BJ SEIU, Carpenters Local 94, the RI Electrical Association, UWUA Local 310, Rhode Island Laborers' District Council, Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council and Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers.