Tuesday, September 26, 2023 CONTACT: Cameron Keir | [email protected] | 614-359-5346
Columbus, OH — For the second time in as many weeks, a significant organized labor institution in Ohio endorsed Mayor Andrew J. Ginther in this November’s Mayoral Election. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen, one of America’s oldest labor unions representing hardworking men and women in the rail industry, fully supports and urges its members, and Columbus voters to reelect Mayor Ginther this fall.
The brotherhood is proud to call Mayor Ginther a true partner in labor and infrastructure, saying he routinely supports issues critical to labor partners. Here in central Ohio, BLET represents and supports railroad employees dedicated to getting freight and passengers where they need to be with a focus on workers’ rights and railroad safety.
“This critical endorsement from yet another prominent labor industry shows Mayor Ginther is the candidate hardworking Columbus laborers should support this fall, no matter what others may say about their ties to labor! We are thankful to BLET for their support of all the work Mayor Ginther has done for laborers, especially on issues important to labor organizations. The growth and economic success in central Ohio would be impossible without the railroads moving crucial goods and services in and out of our area 24/7, 365,” said Ginther campaign spokesperson Cameron Keir.
About Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen: “The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen exists to promote and protect the rights, interests, and safety of its members through solidarity, aggressive representation, and education.” The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is a Division of the Rail Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). The BLET is the senior national labor organization in the United States and also North America’s oldest rail labor union. The BLET marked its 150th anniversary in 2013. It was founded in Marshall, Michigan on May 8, 1863, as the Brotherhood of the Footboard; a year later, its name was changed to The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The BLE merged with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and became the BLET on January 1, 2004.
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