2018 Idaho AFL-CIO Endorsed Candidate
I am proud to be endorsed by the Idaho AFL-CIO for this year’s election campaign. I am a strong supporter of unions in Idaho and have worked hand-in-hand with unions fighting for living-wage jobs to remain in the United States. I truly believe in the power of unions and endorse their efforts to improve the working conditions of all workers in Idaho.
At a time when people are struggling to feed their families across Idaho, attacks against unions only hurt the working people. Union employees make an average of 30% more than non-union workers, which helps our local economy grow and prosper. When 92% of union workers have job-related health coverage versus 68% of non-union workers, they are less likely to worry that an unexpected medical expense will send them into bankruptcy.
The working people have the deck stacked against them due to corporate big-shots having all the power and organizations such as the Idaho AFL-CIO help even out the stakes. Unions help give their members a better life and I will continue to fight for union members across Idaho if elected.