2022 Laborers’ District Council of W. PA Endorsed Candidates
Vote November 08, 2022
As a Congressman and State Senator, Guy Reschenthaler has constantly voted to protect Davis Beacon and Project Labor Agreements.
Guy Reschenthaler has vowed to vote against any forms of Right to Work legislation.
Most recently, Congressman Reschenthaler voted in favor of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, which would re-authorize an increase funding for the creation of registered apprenticeship programs.
Congressman Reschenthaler sits on the prestigious Appropriations and Rules Committees in Congress.
Guy is a US Navy Veteran, having served as a JAG officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mike Kelly was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, where he has lived for more than 50 years. After graduating from Butler High School in 1966, Mike attended the University of Notre Dame on a football and academic scholarship. After college, Mike moved back to Butler to work at Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., a company founded by his father in the early 1950s. Mike took ownership of the dealership in the mid-1990s and expanded its operations to include Hyundai and KIA franchises.
Our infrastructure is strongly interconnected with Americans’ way of life, the U.S. economy, and our national defense. We must reinvest in our country’s infrastructure today to support the cars, planes, and railroads that move goods and services, and the millions of Americans that use federal roads and highways.
Chris stands with the labor movement and supports the union way of life. He has fought alongside fellow Pitt faculty members and the United Steelworkers as a member of the Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee to secure a faculty union at Pitt (the biggest union election in the country in 2021).
It’s no surprise that the radical right and their corporate backers have been waging war against unions, one of the most important tools we have to push back against corporate power. Unions have been on the defensive for decades in the face of this rising corporate power, hostile judges, and governments willing to lure companies with anti-union so-called “right-to-work” laws. We know that unionized workers earn better wages, benefits, and working conditions, and it’s long past time we make it easier for folks to form and join a union.
Chris supports the PRO Act, legislation that would reset the playing field to give workers a fair shot at forming a union and to hold employers liable when they break the law, and efforts to protect the collective bargaining and other rights of both private and public sector workers. Chris also believes we have to fight to protect hard-earned pensions, resist outsourcing of jobs, and guard against efforts to privatize our government.
As Governor, Josh Shapiro will have workers’ backs.
He created the first-ever Fair Labor Section of the Office of Attorney General to combat wage theft, tip stealing, misclassification and similar unlawful actions in the workplace.
He took on the Commonwealth’s largest construction company when they ripped off their employees, winning more than $20 million in restitution for Pennsylvania workers, and led a coalition of nine Attorneys General to protect tipped workers and ensure they could keep their hard-earned tips.
He’ll ensure that every Pennsylvania worker is protected equally under the law and expand PA’s prevailing wage law beyond construction and guarantee that workers have safe working conditions.
In the face of unprecedented attacks on our workers, Josh will not only protect the right to organize, but expand it, and veto any Republican attempt to pass right-to-work legislation.
Having grown up in a union household, I am a lifelong advocate for working families. We must invest in roads and bridges, require companies to pay family-sustaining wages, and protect workers’ ability to collectively bargain.
I know firsthand that it takes courage to stand up for what’s right.
That’s what I’ve been trying to do since being elected to serve in the State Senate in 2018. I’m proud of the work we’ve done—and the legislation we’ve passed—to fight for working families across the Keystone State. But there’s still work to be done, and I’m not finished working for the people of the 38th Senatorial District.
"As a former boilermaker and teamster, I know exactly how significant a role unions have played, and continue to play, in the building of the middle class. Throughout my elected career in both the Allegheny County Council and as a state Senator since 2005, I have always supported and advocated for issues that help union members and working families. Union rights are under attack and I remain committed to fighting these attacks and supporting workers."
Senator Camera Bartolotta brings an entrepreneurial spirit and a wealth of real-world experience to her job representing residents of Beaver, Greene and Washington counties. A longtime resident of Monongahela, she was elected to her first term representing the 46th Senatorial District in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018. She currently serves as part of the Senate Republican Leadership team as Majority Caucus Administrator.
Camera is an active member of the community she has called home for more than three decades. She is a Rotarian, a member of her local Elks Club and several chambers of commerce. She was appointed to the the Pennsylvania Community Service Advisory Board by the Senate Majority Leader, PA Commission for Women and the Workforce Development board by Governor Wolf. She also serves on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pittsburgh Film Office Board of Trustees, the Pittsburgh Ballet Board of Trustees, the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Board of Fellows, and the Pennsylvania Prison Society Board.
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