SEIU Illinois State Council Endorses Brad Schneider


Union Cites Schneider’s Record of Support for Working Families

Deerfield, IL – Today, Democrat Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced the endorsement of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) Illinois State Council.

“Brad Schneider has a record of leading on key issues important to working families such as raising the minimum wage, passing comprehensive immigration reform, and expanding workers’ rights,” said SEIU Illinois State Council President Tom Balanoff.  “We’re proud to offer him our endorsement and look forward to continuing the work we started when he is back in Washington.”

“I am honored to have once again earned the endorsement of SEIU Illinois State Council,” said Congressman Brad Schneider.  “Families in this district deserve a representative who will stand up for them in Washington and demand an economy that works for everyone.  I look forward to continuing that fight alongside SEIU.”

SEIU Illinois State Council, consists of Local 1, Healthcare Illinois-Indiana, and Local 73, and represents 150,000 workers in Illinois. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is 2 million working people and 50,000 retirees united to improve services and our communities throughout North America. 

Locally Brad’s work in the community and in Congress has earned the formal endorsement of more than 50 current and former elected officials, including Secretary of State Jesse White, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, six state senators, two state reps, seven mayors and village presidents, four Lake County Board members, one Township Supervisor, and many more municipal leaders.

Brad’s leadership has also been recognized and earned the early endorsements of several other labor union locals, including UAW Region 4, Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers, Pipefitters, Sheet Metal Workers, Lake Country Federation of Teachers, IBEW and others.  He has also earned the national endorsements of the National Jewish Democratic Committee and JACPAC.

Brad has the support of his former colleagues in Congress, including:  Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra, 7 House Committee Ranking Members, 7 members of the Illinois Delegation, the New Democrat Coalition, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

You can see the full list of endorsements here.