International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494
Press Release

Statement by IBEW Local 494 Political Director on Roundtable discussion with Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke

"Thank you to Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke for realizing the pathway to the Democratic nomination for President begins in union halls across the country and ends in Milwaukee at the 2020 Democratic National Convention."

MILWAUKEE – – John T. Zapfel, Political Director of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 494, issued the following statement following Roundtable discussion with Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke:

“Thank you to Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke for realizing the pathway to the Democratic nomination for President begins in union halls across the country and ends in Milwaukee at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. IBEW Local 494 appreciates having a discussion with Beto about kitchen table issues such as his support for unions and collective bargaining, prevailing wage & project labor agreements, infrastructure investment, broadband expansion, and many other issues.

The election results in Wisconsin for Governor show that when our members are engaged, we deliver. Wisconsin is a critical battleground state and will be key to securing a better future for American workers.

IBEW Local 494 looks forward to the opportunity to speak with the other Presidential candidates in the coming year.”

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