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Statement from President Loeb about the 2018 Midterm Elections

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

In response to the results of the 2018 Midterm Election, International President Matthew D. Loeb released the following statement:

Last night’s results were a victory for working people all across the country.

Worker champions defeated anti-worker governors in Wisconsin and Illinois. We elected labor-endorsed congressmemebers in New York and California. New and returning labor-friendly Senators will head to the Senate from Nevada, Pennsylvania, and several other states.

IATSE-supported candidates won in almost every state where we competed, and even where the final result didn’t go our way, the hard-fought organizing of IATSE members and allies from across the labor movement made races competitive in places we never thought we had a chance before.

This election marks an important beginning to our efforts to return power to the working families of this country, and we will not rest until every IATSE member is represented by people who understand the value of our work and of workers’ rights.