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April 11, 2018 | Press Release


Rochester, NY – Today, Joe Morelle announced that the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Service Techs Local 13 has endorsed his candidacy for the 25th Congressional District. Local 13, which covers all of Monroe County, has served our community for over 125 years and represents over 1,200 members.


“For years, Joe has been a passionate advocate on behalf of our members and working men and women everywhere,” said William Kurtz, Business Manager, United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Service Techs Local 13. “He will be the leader we need in Congress fighting to create economic opportunity for hardworking families in the 25th District and across the nation.”


“My father was a lifetime member of his local Plumbers and Pipefitters union, so I am especially honored to have the support of these dedicated men and women,” said Morelle. “I have been privileged to stand alongside them fighting to increase job opportunities, expand access to affordable healthcare, and ensure a fair wage for every worker. In Congress, I will be a strong voice for our brothers and sisters in labor as we continue the fight for essential protections every worker deserves.”


Morelle, who currently serves as a state Assemblymember representing the towns of Brighton, Irondequoit and parts of the city of Rochester, has spent a lifetime in public service working to advance the best interests of his community. In the Assembly, Morelle has successfully fought for the passage of legislation to raise the minimum wage in New York State, establish paid family leave to ease the burden on our working families, improve access to healthcare for all people, bring millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements to our area, and increase workforce development training to ensure individuals have the skills and training they need to be successful.


Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 13 is the sixth union endorsement Morelle has received.

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