COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division union has endorsed state Rep. Michael Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat, for re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives.
The union, formerly the United Transportation Union, represents railroad operating personnel and yardmasters in Ohio.
“I want to thank the hardworking men and women of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers for their support,” said Stinziano. “I pledge to work every day on behalf of the hardworking families of our community to make our neighborhoods the best places in the Buckeye State to live, work, raise a family and grow a business. Together, we can continue to make that happen.”
“It is our belief that if you are elected, you will take into consideration the concerns of our union and its membership and allow the general public to provide you with information that will permit you to make sensible decisions,” said the endorsement letter signed by Stuart W. Gardner, Chairman and State Legislative Director for SMART.
The endorsement by SMART adds to a growing and diverse coalition of labor organizations and others that believe Stinziano is the best choice this fall.
That support includes a recommendation from the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and endorsements from Service Employees International Union 1199; Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Ohio Federation of Teachers; American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Ohio Council 8; Columbus Firefighters Union Local 67; Ohio Civil Service Employees Association AFSCME Local 11; and the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9.
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