FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 29, 2019 —
WALKINSHAW FOR BRADDOCK SUPERVISOR ANNOUNCES LABOR ENDORSEMENTS
5 Key Unions Join IAFF Local 2068 in Supporting Campaign
James Walkinshaw, Democratic Candidate for Braddock District Supervisor, announced today that the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 639, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 51, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26, and the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters have joined the Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics (Local 2068) in endorsing his campaign.
“I’m incredibly proud to have earned the support of the hardworking members of UFCW Local 400, IBT Local 639, IUPAT District Council 51, IBEW Local 26, the KLM Carpenters, and IAFF Local
IAN Heinz, Political Director of KML Carpenters: “The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters is proud to endorse James Walkinshaw for Braddock District Supervisor. James is a strong supporter of the building trades and will be a powerful advocate for high-quality apprenticeship programs and fair area wages and standards in Fairfax County. We are confident that James will be an ally to working families by holding developers accountable for wage theft and tax fraud in the construction industry and promoting a robust local workforce.
Mark Federici, President of UFCW Local 400: “UFCW Local 400 represents more than 35,000 retail food, health care, retail department store, food processing, service and other industries in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. We’re proud to support James Walkinshaw for Braddock District Supervisor because we’ve worked with him and we know he’ll stand up for working families in Fairfax County. The fight for fair wages, benefits, and a safe workplace is an everyday struggle for working people in Virginia and we know Walkinshaw will be there for us in that struggle.”
Lynn O. Taylor, Business Manager for IUPAT District Council 51: “We’re proud to support James Walkinshaw for Braddock District Supervisor because we know he’ll stand up for working families in Fairfax County. The fight for fair wages, benefits, and a safe workplace is an everyday struggle for working people in Virginia and we know Walkinshaw will stand with us. We’re proud to stand with him.”
John Gibson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 639: “The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 639 represents more than 8,000 workers in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. Our members need strong allies in Fairfax County who will fight for fair pay, good benefits, and the right to join a union. We know James Walkinshaw will be that ally and are proud to endorse him for Braddock District Supervisor.”
Walkinshaw’s campaign has also received endorsements from Gerry Connolly, Chairman Sharon Bulova, Braddock School Board Member Megan McLaughlin, Supervisor Jeff Mckay, At-Large School Board Member Ilryong Moon and Sheriff Stacey Kincaid.