Little Canada, MN – The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 82 announced their endorsement for Ilhan Omar for U.S. Representative today. IUPAT District Council 82 (DC 82) represents 3,500 workers and thousands more retirees across Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. In their endorsement, IUPAT DC 82 noted Rep. Omar’s dedication to the betterment of working families. 

“In the two years that Rep. Omar has been in office, and in her work before holding office, we have consistently seen her willingness to listen, commitment to preserving labor unions and amplifying the voice of working people,” said IUPAT DC 82 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Terry Nelson. “She’s worked tirelessly to hold the Department of Labor accountable for workplace safety regulations and to win support for working families struggling due to COVID-19. Rep. Omar did not hesitate to publicly stand by the IUPAT on our COVID-19 relief package demands. The lives of our members are better because of Rep. Omar’s time in Congress, and that’s why we’re proud to endorse her.”

“There aren’t many people in Washington ready to stand up for working people, but Rep. Omar has been there for us since day one,” said Jean Fields, a glazier with DC 82. While some politicians fought to bail out billion-dollar corporations, Rep. Omar worked to support our families. I know she’ll keep up that work in a second term.”

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