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Ryan Solen supports unions this Labor Day but Paul Ryan flakes

Paul Ryan, however, supports unions only when they benefit him or his family.

By - Sep 5th, 2016 09:43 pm

Mount Pleasant, WI- On this Labor Day, Ryan Solen spent the day celebrating unions and their accomplishments, marching in Janesville’s parade alongside longtime union supporter, former Senator and current Senate candidate Russ Feingold. Ryan Solen respects the work unions have done in the past to ensure better working conditions for all and he stands with them now. Ryan Solen is frustrated by Paul Ryan, his Republican opponent, and how his budget proposal hits workers hard.

Current labor unions in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District are strong but there is still much to fight for. With many citizens still looking for employment, businesses trying to flee overseas to take advantage of non-unionized workers, and wages remaining low, Ryan Solen sees supporting worker’s rights as well as investment in education and infrastructure as keys to unlocking a stronger future for the next generation.

Paul Ryan, however, supports unions only when they benefit him or his family, specifically the construction union which is the union that has a presence at Ryan Inc. Central, the family company that employed Paul Ryan before he was elected. The more accurate view of Paul Ryan and unions comes from his dismal 20% rating from the AFL-CIO, a union which is unaffiliated with him or his family.

Moreover, Paul Ryan continues to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump who has been under fire by unions for waging anti-union campaigns in his Las Vegas hotels, even settling lawsuits with some workers for obvious union-busting tactics that are illegal in the United States. Paul Ryan has aligned himself with Trump and they have both pay nothing but lip service to unions; Trump says union members will support him for president despite organized labor campaigning against him.

Is it any surprise that while Ryan Solen marched in Janesville’s Laborfest parade with Russ Feingold and the Rock County Democrats, Paul Ryan backed out? Janesville is Paul Ryan’s hometown and he is campaigning for reelection but he can’t be bothered to shake a few hands along the parade route? Are unions, labor, and the rights of workers so unimportant to him?

About Ryan Solen

Ryan Solen is an Army veteran of the war in Iraq and is seeking to represent Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. He is a Digital Forensic Specialist and Computer Security Analyst. He is a married father of four and enjoys reading, writing, doing karate with his family, and relieves stress with his vintage Lego collection.

He is the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s Nominee to run for the U.S. House of Representatives to replace Paul Ryan. For more information, please visit www.solenforcongress.com.

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