Second Major Union Endorsement Follows Support of Electrical Workers
Alexandria, Va. – Senator Adam Ebbin – a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District – will receive the official endorsement of Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 11 on Wednesday, May 28th. LiUNA is planning a full-scale get out the vote effort for Ebbin, as members plan to hit the pavement by knocking on doors, phone banking, and putting up signs.
“Adam Ebbin has spent his career in Richmond fighting for working families in Northern Virginia” said Dennis Desmond, Business Manager of LiUNA Local 11. “I have no doubt that Adam will demonstrate that same commitment when he arrives in Washington, DC.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of LiUNA Local 11,” said Senator Ebbin. “I look forward to working with LiUNA as a member of Congress to pass legislation t0 improve the lives of working families across this country.”
LiUNA Local 11 represents over 1,500 workers in Northern Virginia. Many of these workers are new immigrants from Central America who came to the US seeking a better life. Ebbin has passed legislation to increase penalties for refusal to pay wages and for bouncing paychecks. He has also been a leader in efforts to improve safety for asbestos workers.
In addition, Ebbin has won the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Electoral Workers Local 26, along with the endorsements of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), former state Senator Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), state Senators Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), and Dave Marsden (D-Fairfax), and Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax).
Virginia Senator Adam P. Ebbin took office in January 2012 after serving for eight years in the House of Delegates and is the co-chair of the General Assembly’s Progressive Caucus. He is running to represent Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church and portions of Fairfax County in the United States House of Representatives.