Thursday, September 3, 2015

Schwartz claims 1st union endorsement of gov race

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz wins an endorsement from United Steelworkers Local 10-1, which represents workers at three Philadelphia refineries she helped save from closure.

Schwartz claims 1st union endorsement of gov race

0 comments

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz on Wednesday netted what may be the first union endorsement in the 2014 Democratic primary for Pennsyvlania governor.

United Steelworkers Local 10-1 backed Schwartz, citing her work with other political leaders to keep open refineries in Marcus Hook, Trainer and Philadelphia. Sunoco and Conoco Phillips threatened closure in 2011, putting 2,600 jobs at risk.

“When faced with the possibility of a devastating plant closure, Congresswoman Schwartz immediately went to work on our behalf without waiting to asked," USW Local 10 President Jim Savage said in a statement. "We appreciate her efforts and we know that all Pennsylvania working families will benefit from her leadership, which we experienced first-hand.”

Among the others who helped broker the deals to save the refineries: Gov. Corbett, the man Schwartz wants to replace.

Inquirer Politics Writer
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Inquirer staff writer Thomas Fitzgerald blogs about national politics.

Reach Thomas at tfitzgerald@phillynews.com.

Tom Fitzgerald
Thomas Fitzgerald Inquirer Politics Writer
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter