GREEN BAY, Wis. – Today Kathy Hinkfuss proudly announced that she has been endorsed by a number of local and state labor unions. These unions include the Green Bay Area Professional Fire Fighters – IAFF Local 141, NorthEast Wisconsin Building and Construction Trades Council, Wisconsin AFL-CIO, The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Wisconsin State Council, the Plumber and Steamfitters Local 400 and IBEW – Local 158.
“I am so grateful for the endorsements that I received from these labor unions that represent so many people in our area,” Hinkfuss said. “In the Wisconsin State Assembly, I will work as hard as these unions do to protect workers’ rights. We need to bring back common sense protections for workers as well as ensure that all workers are paid a living wage for the hours of work they put in each and every day. I want to thank these unions for their support of my campaign and thank union workers everywhere for keeping our community strong, especially the essential workers that have kept us going during this pandemic.”
Hinkfuss secured the endorsements from the following labor unions: The Green Bay Area Professional Fire Fighters has represented our area firefighters and paramedics for over 100 years. They proudly serve four area departments – Austin Straubel International Airport Fire Department, Village of Bellevue Fire Department, City of De Pere Fire Department and the City of Green Bay Metro Fire Department and support the heroes that make our community safe everyday.
The NorthEast Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council works towards ensuring rights among workers in the construction industry which includes painters, Teamsters, sprinkler fitters, carpenters, boilermakers, roofers, sheet metal workers, electricians, heat and frost insulators, operating engineers, plasterers and cement masons, plumbers and steamfitters, elevator contractors, iron workers and bricklayers – who all work to build the successful community we live in today.
The Wisconsin AFL-CIO is one of the largest unions representing labor in the state. The organization proudly represents union members in the state of Wisconsin including the Greater Green Bay Area Labor Council and Fox Valley Area Labor Council that serve many of the people of our district.
SEIU – Wisconsin State Council coordinates eight public sector, building services and health care employee labor unions throughout the state including Local 150 representing our vital public service employees and SEIU Healthcare representing our healthcare heroes.
Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 400 is made up of thousands of workers in the North Eastern part of Wisconsin working in the plumbing, pipe fitting, HVACR service, and pipe fabrication industries.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local 158 represents the professionals that power our community including electricians, utilities, construction and telecommunications contractors throughout eastern, central and northern Wisconsin.