LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced today that they have endorsed Greg Fischer for Mayor of Louisville. The IBEW joins four other labor unions who have given their early support to Fischer since his campaign launched October 31.
Echoing the sentiments of earlier endorsers, IBEW Local 369 Business Manager Bill Finn and IBEW Local 2100 Business Manager Curtis Stratton both cited Fischer’s ability to address the jobs issue as the deciding factor in the Electrical Workers’ decision.
“The IBEW recognizes that Greg is an innovator,” said Finn. “The future of both our industry and community depends on fresh thinking and new ideas to create jobs and Greg Fischer has spent his whole career turning ideas into action.”
“His track record of success in business growth and job creation is simply tremendous,” added Stratton. “Greg has launched, built or invested in more than 15 area firms and created more than 1,000 jobs in our area. Greg will get Louisville working again.”
“I am honored to have the IBEW’s support,” said Fischer. “My background as an entrepreneur in manufacturing, technology and construction has shown me first-hand the importance of electrical workers to our economy. Bringing small and mid-sized businesses together with organized labor, especially the construction trades, will be crucial to generating new jobs in 2010 and beyond. I welcome the IBEW to our campaign and look forward to working with them.”
The IBEW represents more than 4,900 active and retired members in the Louisville area, bringing Fischer’s total Labor support to more than 20,000 workers.
Greg Fischer has also been endorsed by the United Auto Workers, Laborers’ Local 576, the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers/Service Employees International Union (NCFO/SEIU) and Kentucky Laborers’ District Council.
ABOUT GREG FISCHER: Greg Fischer, an entrepreneur and community servant, is a 51-year old Louisville native, husband and father of four. He is running for the office of Mayor in 2010. For more information, visit www.gregfischer.com