Representative Erin Molchany picks up labor support

March 3, 2014–Democratic State Representative Erin C. Molchany announced several key labor endorsements today. “I’m proud to have the support of labor groups that are fighting every day for a better future.” “I have been a strong advocate for working men and women in our neighborhoods, and I appreciate their recognition of my efforts.”

Phillip Ameris, President of the Laborers’ District Council of Western Pennsylvania, said, “Rep. Molchany has been unwavering in her support for the working families in South Pittsburgh.  When we called on her to support badly needed investments in transportation that would create jobs for our workers, she stood up to pressure and was a fierce advocate in our fight.”

Greg Christy, Business Manager of Ironworkers Local 3, said of their endorsement of Rep. Molchany, “We are grateful for Erin’s continued support of organized labor. She is a strong leader who we can count on to fight for working men and women.”

 James Kunz, Business Manager of Operating Engineers Local 66, said “Representative Molchany has always shown herself to be a true ally of workers everywhere and we are proud to endorse her for reelection.  She doesn’t just cast her votes, but she shows up when we need her.”

Shawn Foyle, Secretary-Treasurer of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) local 3 said, “Representative Molchany has always been a partner we could rely on. She is a vocal supporter of unions and we are proud to endorse her reelection campaign.”

Rep. Molchany received endorsements from six local unions:

The Laborers’ District Council of Western PA

Laborers’ Local Union #1058

Laborers’ Local Union #373

Ironworkers Local 3

Operating Engineers Local 66

IATSE Local 3

Rep. Erin Molchany has also received endorsements from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, State Senator Wayne Fontana, Council President Bruce Kraus, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, and Progress Pittsburgh PAC.