Greenfield Announces Five More Endorsements from Leading Iowa Labor Organizations

Five more labor organizations representing thousands of Iowa workers announce support for Greenfield, who continues to unify working families across Iowa 

Today, businesswoman Theresa Greenfield announced endorsements from five more Iowa labor unions and organizations from across the state, the latest sign that she continues to unify working families in her campaign to put hardworking Iowans first in the U.S. Senate.

The labor organizations endorsing Theresa today are SEIU Local 199, the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 of Iowa, Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council, UAW Region 4, and Machinists District Lodge 6. Theresa has now received the endorsement of 31 unions and labor organizations representing more than 125,000 Iowa workers, proof of her strong grassroots support from working people and their families who know she will always put them first in Washington. 

This comes as Theresa recently announced her “Small Towns, Bigger Paychecks” plan, which focuses on growing Iowa’s economy by expanding skills training and union apprenticeships, rebuilding Iowa’s infrastructure and strengthening Buy America requirements. 

“Theresa Greenfield will fight to raise wages, expand access to quality, affordable health care and paid sick leave, and make sure all Iowa workers can do their jobs safely and with dignity,” said SEIU Local 199 President Cathy Glasson. “Theresa recognizes that our frontline workers are making sacrifices and taking risks to keep Iowans safe during this pandemic. She’ll stand up to the corporate special interests, make sure that Iowans who are struggling get the help they need, and be a champion for working families across our state.”

“Theresa gets what blue collar workers are fighting for every day — like fair wages and safe workplaces — especially in times like these,” said Jeff Smith, President of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 Iowa. “Theresa also understands that a good union job means a fair day’s wages for a fair day’s work and providing the opportunity to retire with dignity. We were honored to have Theresa tour our training facility last month to see our program in action. She’s committed to rebuilding our infrastructure and promoting union apprenticeship programs that will provide a highly trained workforce. Theresa is fighting for unions and we will fight for her.”

“Unions built our middle class and gave me a hand up when I needed it most. I’m proud to have earned the support of these labor organizations and the hardworking men and women they represent,” said Theresa Greenfield. “While Senator Ernst puts her corporate PAC donors first in Washington, I’ll always stand with Iowa’s workers. I’m ready to work with anyone to help create good-paying jobs by investing in skills training and union apprenticeships, a robust infrastructure plan and strengthening Buy America requirements to make sure all hardworking families can get ahead and live their American dream.”

Theresa has been endorsed by more than 80 Iowa leaders and raised a historic second-quarter fundraising haul of more than $6 million — the most ever for a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Iowa, and over $2.4 million more than incumbent Senator Ernst — with more than 24,000 contributions this cycle from Iowans in all 99 counties. Since Theresa’s decisive primary victory, Inside Elections, Politico, and the Cook Political Report have all shifted Iowa’s U.S. Senate race from “Lean Republican” to “Toss-Up,” and every public poll since the start of the general election has shown Theresa leading Senator Ernst.