Local labor groups back Whaley for Ohio Governor

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley added the IBEW Local 82, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 162 and IAFF Local 136 to the growing list of local leaders and groups endorsing her campaign.

“After years of failed leadership that’s more interested in catering to special interests than listening to the workers of our state, we need someone who represents us in the Governor’s Office. That’s why we’re proud to endorse Nan Whaley for Governor of Ohio,” said IAFF Local 136 President Steve Dunham. “Nan gets it. She gets our communities. And she gets it done. That’s the kind of governor that Ohio needs.”

The labor organizations endorsing Whaley represent highly-skilled electrical workers, plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, service technicians, refrigeration fitters, welders, metal trades workers, gas fitters, instrument technicians, journeymen and firefighters in the Dayton area.

“Our state is home to the hardest-working people in the nation, and I’m proud of our skilled and talented workforce,” said Whaley. “What we don’t have is a governor and administration that respects the dignity of work. Our state needs forward-thinking leadership that prioritizes our workforce and is dedicated to bringing good-paying careers back to our state. And I look forward to bringing labor and our workers back to the table as we move our state into the future.”