PROVIDENCE, RI — The United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9A and Office and Professional Employees Union (OPEIU) Local 25 today endorsed Governor Gina Raimondo for re-election.

The Governor also received the endorsements of the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee (RILPAC), Latino Construction Workers Association (LCWA) and the Portuguese Americans Citizens Committee (PACC) and the over the past week.

“We proudly endorse Governor Raimondo for re-election,” said Beverley Brakeman, Director for UAW Region 9A. “Governor Raimondo understands the challenges unions are facing and holds a strong stance on protecting members from outside interests that interfere with a union’s ability to operate in the state. The Governor’s steadfast leadership ensures unions are able to prosper and employees have access to fair wages, benefits, and safe working environments.”

“OPEIU proudly endorses Governor Raimondo for re-election,” said Paul MacDonald, OPEIU Local 25. “Governor Raimondo recognized the talent gap businesses faced with recruiting skilled workers. To address these issues the Governor championed the Real Jobs RI program to provide skills training to Rhode Island workers and ensure our employers have a skilled workforce.”

“I am honored to accept the endorsements of these diverse organizations,” said Governor Raimondo. “Our diversity is one of Rhode Island’s biggest strengths — together with groups like the UAW, OPEIU, RILPAC, LCWA and PACC we will keep expanding opportunity so every hardworking family in Rhode Island can get ahead.”

Governor Raimondo has received endorsements from the following groups:

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 618
Boilermakers Local 29
Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union Local 3
Carpenters Local Union 330
Clean Water Action
EMILY’s List
Elevator Constructors Local 39
IBEW Local 99
IBEW Local 2323
International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1329
IUPAT District Council 11
Iron Workers Local 37
Latino Construction Workers Association

Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 25
Operative Plasterers’ & Cement Masons’ Local 40
Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island
Portuguese Americans Citizens Committee of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Building Trades Council
Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence
Rhode Island Construction and Building Trades Council
Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee (RILPAC)
Rhode Island NOW (National Organization for Women)
Roofers and Waterproofers Union Local 33
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17
Teamsters Local 251
UA Local 51 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and HVAC

United Auto Workers Region 9A
UFCW Local 328

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