To celebrate Labor Day, Ted Strickland issued the following statement:
“Today we should all join in thanking and celebrating Ohio’s working men and women who are the true backbone of our economy. It’s also a day to reaffirm our commitment to a basic, but important American idea –– if you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to get a good job with fair pay, and build a good life for yourself. But for too many, this American Dream is feeling out of reach. That’s why in the Senate I will continue to fight with all of my heart for Ohio’s working families. Whether the challenge is stopping bad trade deals that are sending our jobs overseas, working to raise wages, or protecting the right of workers to form unions and bargain together, I will always stand up for Ohioans who actually work for a living – that’s where I’m from, that’s who I care about and that’s who I’ll always put first.”
During his campaign, Strickland has earned the support of the following unions: The Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters; The United Auto Workers; The AFL-CIO; SEIU; The United Steelworkers; The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE); The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU); The Ohio State Council of Machinists; The Ohio Education Association; The Transport Workers Union, Ohio-Michigan State Conference; The Tri County Regional Labor Council; The Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6; The Communications Workers of America District 4; UFCW; Teamsters Local 20; The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 66; American Postal Workers Union; Utility Workers Union of America; Laborers’ International Union of North America; Amalgamated Transit Union; United Transportation Union; Sheet Metal Workers; Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; National Association of Postal Supervisors; International Longshoremen's Association; National Association of Letter Carriers; Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers; Transport Workers Union; Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics, and Allied Workers International Union; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; International Longshore and Warehouse Union; UNITE HERE; International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees; International Association Heat Frost Insulation and Asbestos Workers; International Association of Ironworkers ; American Federation of Teachers; The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA); International Longshoremen's Association; National Treasury Employees Union; Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters.