Elections have big impacts on organized labor. This year's election is as important as ever. Organized Labor is under attacks that we haven't seen since the 1960's. The candidates that are listed on our endorsements have given a pledge, or have shown via their voting record that we can rely on them to make sure worker's voices are heard. Please consider supporting our friends at the voting booth.
Below we've highlighted some key race endorsements, and some new candidates that we've not endorsed in previous years. We hope this helps you understand the reason that certain candidates or issues get the endorsement of the Carpenters Union.
We would also like to encourage you to view your own customized ballot via the IKORCC's vote page. We're using a system called Live Ballot this year that will generate a customized list of Federal, State, and Local candidates that the Carpenters Union has endorsed. You can also download a list of endorsed candidates below.
These two commissioners have a long history of supporting labor. They adopted one of the first PLA's for county work in the country and have a strong commitment to seeing work done by local workers making good wages and benefits. This was a no brainer for the PCE team.
Mr. Mack has a strong commitment to doing what's right and that includes supporting local workers. His opponent has a history of not supporting union labor. While there isn't much interaction between the Sherriff and our members, when there is we need a Sherriff who will back our members.
Mrs. Moline has already proven herself as a friend of the Carpenters. Appointed to City Council to fill a vacated term in December of 2019, she strongly supports the Toledo licensing legislation. She also supports the overall goal to improve the wages and working conditions of carpenters.
Judge races are quite important. Most judges move up from smaller court to more important seats where they rule on a number of issues. Even lower court judge races are important to our members. We've meet with all these endorsed judges and find them all to be quality candidates.
Dr. Bowlus is one of the current county commissioner for Wood county. These commissioners have supported our goals in the past, and we look forward to working with them in the future as work in Wood County continues to boom.
While taxes are never a fun subject, the City of Toledo will suffer greatly from layoff of safety services. Issue 3 is a renewal, not a new tax, and Issue 4 (is a new tax) will go only to fix roads. The children services is a renewal and a vital service, it is not connected to child support. Lastly the Metroparks have signed a PLA that means union workers will be doing the work covered by this new tax. This will ensure local tax payers can work on the parks their tax dollars are funding.
There are several candidates we haven't listed a bio on, this is not because of a lack of reason, it's because they've been long term, proven, friends and have our continued support. If you would like additional information on any of our previously and continued endorsed candidates please contact the union hall.