Union cites LeVere Bolling’s proven record of fighting for worker safety and family-sustaining wages
Union leader Destiny LeVere Bolling today welcomed the endorsement of the Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association and their member locals in Virginia, Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 5, Steamfitters Local 602, Sprinkler Fitters 669, Plumbers and Pipefitter Local 110, and Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 10 in her bid for Virginia’s House of Delegates – District 80.
“Destiny has always been a great support in helping to improve the lives of Virginia’s construction workers,” said Jason Ascher, Political Director of the Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association and United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters. “Destiny fought with us on everything from getting Virginia’s first-ever prevailing wage law to the repeal of a ban on project labor agreements to laws that fight wage theft and misclassification. With Destiny as delegate, we know that more construction workers will continue to earn good, family-sustaining wages. She has shown her commitment to our members and the issues that matter most to not only them, but all workers. We look forward to continuing the fight to ensure that local workers can work in their communities, that construction projects are done by a skilled workforce on safe worksites, and that there is a level playing field for all bidders on public construction projects.”
“I’ve stood with my union brothers and sisters of the Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association for years, and I’m so grateful that they believe in me and in our vision to continue our progress for their members and for all workers across the Commonwealth,” said Destiny LeVere Bolling. “It’s simple for me – worker safety is not something I’m willing to compromise on. Our construction trades are what keep our infrastructure safe and sound, and it is only right that we ensure their safety while they ensure the same for our communities. As delegate, I will work to ensure their workplace safety and family-sustaining wages are of top priority.”