Livingston County resident Melissa Gilbert announced Tuesday that she’s earned the endorsement of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW).
This endorsement comes just days after Gilbert – a Democrat who is challenging incumbent Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester – picked up the endorsement of AFL-CIO, one of the largest worker unions in the country. The district includes Livingston, Ingham and northern Oakland counties.
“Working families in Michigan need a voice in Congress, someone who’ll stand with them and not with the special interests,” Gilbert said in a statement. “I’m honored to have the support of the UAW and thousands of working people in Michigan, and I look forward to fighting for them to bring real change to Congress.”
Gerald Kariem, Director of the UAW Region 1D, said in a statement that Gilbert’s commitment to the working families of Michigan has earned her the UAW’s support.
“At a time when workers are under attack by career politicians, Michigan families need leaders like Melissa in Congress,” he said.
Gilbert also received the endorsement of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, SMART Transportation Division, and Plumbers Union Local 98.