WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) today endorsed State Senator Staci Appel in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.
“Senator Appel’s record and her values align perfectly with the needs of the 3rd Congressional District,” UFCW Locals 1149, 230, 431, and 293 said. “She has worked hard to strengthen voting rights, ensure equal pay for equal work, and make college more affordable.”
During her four years in the state Senate, Appel fought for and passed landmark legislation making quality preschool programs available to every Iowa family. She also backed legislation to implement same day voter registration. She is running against Congressman Tom Latham in a district President Obama carried by four points in 2012.
“Tom Latham has been part of the least productive House of Representatives in history,” the locals concluded. “Not only did he shut down the government, he has attacked the social safety net, tried to destroy unions, and has done nothing to create jobs. Iowa deserves better.”
UFCW Locals 1149, 230, 431, and 293 represent nearly 1,000 workers in the 3rd Congressional District.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers, primarily in the retail and meatpacking, food processing and poultry industries. The UFCW protects the rights of workers and strengthens America’s middle class by fighting for health care reform, living wages, retirement security, safe working conditions and the right to unionize so that working men and women and their families can realize the American Dream. For more information about the UFCW’s effort to protect workers’ rights and strengthen America’s middle class, visit www.ufcw.org or join our online community at www.facebook.com/ufcwinternational and http://twitter.com/UFCW.