Latest endorsement adds to long list of labor support, signals strong momentum in race against Rod Blum

Dubuque, IA – Today, SMART Local 91 endorsed Abby Finkenauer for Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District. Sheet Metal Workers represent nearly 500 members in Iowa.

“Abby has always fought for good jobs, good wages and benefits, and safe working conditions to help working Iowans and their families succeed,” said Sheet Metal Workers Business Manager Eric Meirhaeghe. “Abby grew up in a union home and led the fight against anti-worker legislation in the State House, so we know she will bring welcome change to Washington and we’re proud to support her run for Congress.”

“SMART Local 91 represents the skilled, hardworking Iowans who build our economy and embody the values of hard work and excellence in the workplace. I’m proud to be an ally of the Sheet Metal Workers and I’m honored to have their endorsement in my campaign for Congress,” said Finkenauer. “Iowa families are tired of politicians who aren’t listening to them. I’m committed to carrying their voice to Washington to make sure the economy is working for all Iowans who work hard – whether it’s good paying jobs, skills and training programs, better wages and benefits, or putting money back in their pockets.”

The endorsement signals strong momentum for Finkenauer and adds to a long list of support from labor groups and progressive organizations, including AFSCME Council 61, Dubuque Building and Construction Trades, Ironworkers Local 89, Plumbers and Pipefitters of East Central Iowa Local 125, EMILY’s List, NARAL and over twenty elected officials and activists.