Cedar Rapids, IA – Today, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local Union 89 endorsed Abby Finkenauer for Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District. Ironworkers Local 89 has been representing Iowa workers since 1905 and currently serves 350 members across Iowa’s First District.

“Abby Finkenauer’s the right choice in Iowa’s First. We’ve seen her dedication to working families in the statehouse, and we’re proud to stand behind her run for Congress. We need a fighter like Abby, who will put working families first and won’t stop until Iowa’s economy is growing and working for everyone,” said Troy Sauter, Business Manager of Local 89.

“Once in office, we are confident that working families across the First District will have a fierce voice of opposition standing up to the onslaught of anti-worker legislation. The Ironworkers know that with Abby in Washington, Iowans will once again have faith and pride in their elected official.” said Joe Zahorik, Political Coordinator of Local 89

The endorsement continued Finkenauer’s growing support, following endorsements from AFSCME Council 61, the Dubuque Building and Construction Trades, Plumbers and Pipefitters of East Central Iowa Local 125, NARAL and EMILY’s List, in addition to over 20 elected officials and activists.

“I’m honored to earn the support of Ironworkers Local 89, and I’m ready to take the fight for working families to Washington. I’m tired of politicians who just pay lip service to the middle class – it’s time we focus on growing our economy, getting Iowans more skills training, and raising wages, not making it harder for families by increasing the cost of healthcare,” Finkenauer said. “With supporters like Ironworkers Local 89 at my side, we can send someone to Congress who’s not afraid to stand up for unions and the working men and women they represent.”